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BULLET Two Hundred Years of St. Louis Places of Worship - 1770 - 1970
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St. Louis Public Library staff presents Two Hundred Years of St. Louis Places of Worship (1770-1970). This directory includes information about churches, synagogues, missions, temples, and other places of worship in the City of St. Louis Missouri between 1770-1970. The directory uses the boundaries of 1876 to define the City of St. Louis.

Listings for places of worship in St. Louis County or its independent municipalities are not included. If a place of worship moved outside the City of St. Louis, information following the relocation is not included.

SACRED HEART [Catholic] 1871-1986
Organized by Rev. James J. Mc Cabe (1871-1916) in 1871. A modest brick church was erected, designed by Barnett, Hayes & Barnett and completed on May 28, 1871, at 20th & University Sts., enlarged in 1882. The cornerstone for a new church was laid on October 11, 1898 and completion and first services were held on the Feast of the Sacred Heart, June 19, 1899. Being an exact copy of St. Agnes’ Church in Rome. Originally dedicated as the "Shrine of the Sacred Heart". 2336 University Streets (at 2840 N. 25th St.) in 1930?, in "Kerry Patch". Designated a City Landmark in Sept. 1978, demolished in 1986.(aka CHURCH OF THE SACRED HEART; MOST SACRED HEART) [1986]

SACRED HEART HOLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH [Christian] pre 1946
1401 Biddle [1946]

ST. ADALBERT CHURCH [Catholic] (Polish) 1912-1993?
5730 Woodland Ave. Merged with ST. PHILIP NERI in in 1993 to form ST. SIMON CYRENE [1989]

ST. AGATHA CHURCH [Catholic] (German) 1871
The rapid growth of Sts. Peter and Paul’s Parish made the establishment of another parish in South St. Louis and absolute necessity. St. Agatha Church was organized Oct. 1871 by Rev. J. A. Stroomberger as a German language parish in the Anheuser Busch Brewery area. On July 14, 1872 the new church was dedicated by Coadjutor-Bishop Ryan. Early priest include Henry Leygraaft (1871-1874) who succeeded Rev. Stroombergen who had become ill and William Hinseen (1874-83). Construction of the current red brick church, under the leadership of Rev. Henry Schrage, began in 1885 but wasn't completed until 1899 when the church was enlarged. A fire on New Years Eve 1921 destroyed the steeple and roof of the church. Located at 3239 South 9th Street at Utah Street, in the Soulard area. (aka ST. AGATHA-ASSUMPTION) [1989]

ST. AGNES CHURCH [Catholic] 1890
St. Agnes Church was founded by Rev. C. P. Smith, the cornerstone laid on Sept. 25, 1890. Was meant to replace the Church of the Assumption, however, both parishes continued. Dedicated Dec, 6, 1891, first rector Rev. Constantine Smith (1890-97). Unique in that the parish school (Sidney between Missouri & Indiana) and Convent (2049 Sidney at Mc Nair) are spread out over several blocks. Located at 1935 Sidney Street (at Salena), in the Benton Park area. Closed in late 1980s? [1987]

ST. ALBAN’S (Protestant) EPISCOPAL CHURCH [Protestant] 1902
Organized Sept. 1902 as a Cathedral Mission in Boeckers Hall at 12th & Bissell. 1428 N. Garrison Ave., Rev. John A Dooris in 1915. 4315 N. Grand by 1920 , Rev. John Morgan Williams, pastor, 1929. Became inactive in 1935 and dissolved in 1945. [1945]

ST. ALOYSIUS GONZAGA CHURCH [Catholic] (German) 1892
Organized Jan. 1892, St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church had its first services in the house of J. H. Witte, at Magnolia and Sublette Aves. Rev. F.G. Holweck (1892-1903) was appointed as its first pastor on May 27, 1892 and assumed his duties on Sept. 4th. The building of a temporary church was begun Aug. 16, 1892. The cornerstone for a large brick church at Magnolia and January Avenues was laid on May 7, 1898, but only the basement was completed and used for church services for some years. By 1900, a small colony of Italians was among the worshippers at St. Aloysius Church. Rev. Francis G. Brand became pastor in 1903. On May 2, 1925, the cornerstone of the present brick Romanesque church was laid and dedicated Apr. 25, 1926 at 5604 North Magnolia Avenue, part of "The Hill". [1989]

ST. ALPHONSUS LIGUORI (Rock) CHURCH [Catholic Irish] 1867
Better known as Rock Church, this church was erected by the Redemptorists Fathers (notably Rev. Louis Dold, Eqidius ‘Giles’ Smulders and Ferreol Girardey) and a bequest of $7,000 by Mr. John Doyle. The cornerstone was laid in November 3, 1867 by Rev. Jospeh Melcher, Vicar-General of the Archdiocese, and was dedicated on August 4th, 1872 (church still lacked the steeples) and St. Alphonus Church received parish status in 1881, with a predominant Irish congregation. Father W. V. Meredith was the first rector. In November, 1894, the beautiful steeple was completed. Other early priests were Rev. E. Smulders, Rec. C. W. Rathke, Rev. H. Meuer, Rev. J. Keitz, Rev. F. Muller, Rev. L. Cook. The current congregation is predominantly African-American. Located at 1118 North Grand Boulevard (at Cook Ave.) Designated a City Landmark in Nov. 1974. [2003]

ST. AMBROSE CHURCH [Catholic] (Italian) 1903
Organized by Father Spigardi of St. Charles Borromeo on Aug. 3, 1903, from Italian members of St. Aloysius who were residing in the southwestern part of the city. A frame building dedicated Aug. 3, 1903 and for the next two years they remained a mission of St. Charles Borremeo Church. In 1921 the church was almost totally destroyed by fire. The cornerstone or the present church was laid on May 30, 1925 and dedicated June 27, 1926. Brick used in this structure were fashioned from the nearby clay pits in which the neighborhoods Italian residents labored. First pastor Rev. Luciano Corotti. 2100 Cooper (Marconi) in 1930? 5130 Wilson Ave., on the "Hill" Designed by Angelo Corrubu, built entirely by local Italian immigrants. National Historic Register. (aka ST. AMBROSIUS) [2003]

ST. ANANIAS SPIRITUAL TEMPLE [Spiritualist] pre 1930
1924 Biddle [1930]

ST. ANDREW’S CHURCH [Episcopal] 1842
Short-lived mission opened by chaplain of Jefferson Barrack.

ST. ANDREW’S CHURCH (St. Louis Hills) [Episcopal] 1937
Organized in 1937, merged with CHURCH OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS and MT. CALVARY to form ST. MARK’S CHURCH in 1939. [1939]

ST. ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH [Episcopal] 1892
Started in 1888 at 1215 Webster Avenue moving later to 2955 Sheridan, as a Mission of CHURCH OF THE HOLY COMMUNION, aka ADVENT MISSION. Organized Apr. 23, 1892, a church was built at 1428 N. Garrison Ave. (at Glasgow) Rev. K. M. Deane, rector, Matthews, Clark and James, architects. Admitted to Convention as a parish in 1892. Closed in 1918 and building was sold to Theferis Thalmudt Tharah Association. [1918]

ST. ANDREW’S (German) EVANGELICAL (& Reformed) CHURCH. {Evangelical]
1899-1964?
Organized Dec. 3, 1899. Pennsylvania Ave. (at Gravois Ave.) in 1900, Rev. Charles Kramer, pastor. 3127 California (at Juaniata) by 1915, Rev. F.E.J. Schenk, pastor. Congregation later became UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, see Epiphany U.C.C. [1960]

ST. ANDREWS LUTHERAN [Lutheran] 1921
Organized Jan. 10, 1921. 6511 Etzel, Rev. Roy W. Kassebaum, pastor, 1929

ST. ANDREW’S (Missionary) BAPTIST CHURCH [Union Missionary Baptist] (African-American) pre 1929
1445 Webster, Rev. A. Bond, pastor, 1929. 1307 Glasgow Ave. by 1935. 2722 Thomas by 1940. 2205 Franklin by 1952. 1530 Franklin by 1955. Currently at 11309 Larimore Rd., St. Louis Co. [2003]

ST. ANDREW’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH [Presbyterian] 1923
4216 W. Lexington in 1929, Rev. Roy W. Kassebaum, pastor. 6933 Hampton by 1952. 5905 Loughborough by 1960. [2003]

ST. ANGEL’S (Missionary) BAPTIST CHURCH [Missionary Baptist] (African-American) pre 1920
22nd & Walnut. 105 S. 22nd, Rev. J. R. Tunstell by 1925. 1121 N. 20th St. by 1952. 3340 Franklin Ave. by 1960. 4431 St. Ferdinand Ave. by 1965 [1970]

ST. ANN PILGRIM TEMPLE pre 1946
2422 N. Taylor Ave. [1946]

ST. ANN SPIRITUAL EPISCOPAL CHURCH [Spiritualsit] pre 1946
5862 Delmar Blvd. [1946]

ST. ANN (Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary) CHURCH [Catholic] (Irish) 1893
St. Ann Church replaced the original church called St. Paul the Apostle Church. It was created from a section of St. Alphonsus Church Parish on 2/22/1897 by Rev. D. S. Mc Donald. First church built in 1897, a small frame church at Finney & Grand Ave. The new church, designed by Barnett, Hayes, and Barnett was dedicated on 5/13/1910. 4140 Page. ST. ANN merged with VISITATION on Sept. 23, 1992. Building is now home to Transformation Christian Church. (aka ST. ANN’S SHRINE) [1992]

ST. ANTHONY MISSION CHURCH pre 1960
1703 Franklin Ave. in 1960. 4483 Finney Ave. by 1965. [1965]

ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA CHURCH [Catholic] (German) 1862
St. Anthony of Padua Church was founded by the Franciscan Fathers, lead by Father Servatius Altmichs, who came to St. Louis during Christmas week, 1862. The cornerstone of the first church was laid by Archbishop Kenrick on April 10, 1864. Early services were held in a small frame house donated by Mr. Whitnell for the Fathers. On October 12th, 1869, the church was consecrated in honor of St. Antonius of Padua. Designed by Mr. Koenig and built by Mr. Schilling & Brother Adrian Wewer. Commonly called "The Monk’s Church", for the first 20 years, St. Anthony’s as a mixed parish, holding both English and German services. In 1882 the English-speaking parishioners organized St. Thomas of Aquin Parish nearby. Early priests included Alardus Andresheck, Ferdinand Bergmeyer, and Vincent Halbfass. Present church construction began on March 9, 1908 from plans made by a Franciscan architect with the work directed by Brother Anselm Wolff. Cornerstone laid July 4, 1908 and the church was dedicated on Jan. 16, 1910. Located at 3140 Meramec Street at Compton. Roof and interior of the church were severely damaged by a fire in 1984, all now fully restored. [1989]

ST. ANTHONY SPIRITUAL CHURCH [Spiritualist] pre 1970
4572 Easton Ave. [1970]

ST. ANTHONY THE ABBOT
See ST. ANTHONY THE HERMIT

ST. ANTHONY THE HERMIT [Catholic Syro-Maronite] 1898-1942
First located in a stone building at Broadway & Poplar St. The Amenian and Syrian colony of St. Louis founded their parish on 10/19/1898. First pastor: Father George Emanuel (Geitawi). In 1900 the church was located one block west and south at 717 S. 3rd St. In 1903 the church moved to 618 S. Broadway near Poplar St. Moved again in 1916 to 1201 St. Ange Ave. (at Hickory) Demolished in 1942 to make way for a housing project. (aka ST. ANTHONY THE ABBOT) [1946]

ST. ANTHONY’S SHRINE [Catholic] pre 1910
2122 Morgan [1915]

ST. AUGUSTINE CHURCH [Catholic] (German) 1874-1982
Originally at 22nd Lismore and Hebert, St. Augustine Church was organized by Rev. Henry Jaegering (1874-81) in 1874. The cornerstone was laid Oct. 7, 1874 and dedicated June 16, 1875. A larger church was erected and dedicated Aug. 29, 1897 under the direction of Pastor Rev. Henry Hukestein. Parish was closed in 1982. Located at 3126 Lismore St. (at Hebert), near the old Fairgrounds vicinity. Moved to St. Barbara’s Church and the name is continued there? [1970]

ST. AUGUSTINE (Protestant) EPISCOPAL CHURCH [Episcopal] 1889
7039 Bruno Ave. (at Blendon Pl.) Organized May 20,1889, first minister Rev. J. De Forest, followed by E. C. Alcorn. Admitted to Convention as a parish in 1956. [2003]

ST. BARBARA’S (The Virgin Martyr) CHURCH [Catholic] (German) 1893
Organized by Rev. John Schmann on a parcel of land in the Rose Hill Tract, on May 12, 1893, in a building that formerly housed St. Rose of Lima at Etzel & Goodfellow Ave. Father Schmann was suceeded by Rev. Earl Lemkes in 1894. Cornerstone for the new church was laid on May 6, 1896 and dedicated July 4, 1907. 1369 Hamilton. Now known as ST. AUGUSTINE? See above. [1989]

ST. BARNABAS’ CHURCH (Lincoln Heights) [Episcopal] 1904-1910
Organized in 1904 at 5635 Kennerly. Closed in 1910. [1910]

ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH [Episcopal] 1902
Permission was given to organize to a group headed by the assistant from St. Peter’s. Purchased option for land on Union, north of Forest Park. A conflict developed with REDEEMER who planned to move into same area. No further information available.

ST. BENEDICT’S CENTER pre 1940
3952 West Belle Pl. [1940]

ST. BERNARD’S (Abbot) CHURCH [Catholic] (German) 1875 - 1973 (razed)
The Organized Jan. 16,1875 by a group of German dairy farmers, in the west-central part of the city which was predominantly Irish, but even here St. Bernard Church gave a slight touch of the Rhineland to the upper Mill Creek Valley. This area was originally known as ‘Rock Spring’, but the town was incorporated into St. Louis in 1877. Dedicated on Oct. 15, 1876 St. Bernard's parish was dismembered in 1885 to create ST. HENRY CHURCH parish and again in 1892 to form that of ST. ALOYSIUS CHURCH. First pastor, Rev. Henry Vincent Kalmer. Closed May 1973, records are now at St. Cronan Church. Located at 731 Hawk (near 4019 Gratiot) [1973]

ST. BETHEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH [Missionary Baptist] pre 1935
411 S. 23rd St. in 1935. 2618 Walnut by 1952. 3951 N. Market by 1964. [1964]

ST. BONAVENTURE CHURCH [Catholic] (Italian) 1871 – 1883
First concentrating in the area of around St. Patrick Church, the Italian population established their own church (6th & Spruce) in 1872. Proving to be too far from the concentration of Italian Catholics on "The Hill" this church soon failed. Using a basement chapel at the German-American parish of St. Aloysius Church, under the auspices of Father F. G. Holweck. In 1875 the church was attended by Rev. John B. Salvatelli and Rev. N. Graziani. Closed Jan. 30,1883, the property was sold. [1883]

ST. BONIFACE CHURCH [Catholic] (German) 1860
St. Boniface Church was the first German Catholic parish in Carondelet, which was a separate city until the annexation in 1870.. Establish because of the large immigration of German Catholics to Carondelet in the early 1850s. In 1860 the new congregation purchased a lot with 100 feet frontage and erection of the church was begun. Dedicated by Archbishop Kenrick on December 26th, 1860, in honor of the Apostle of Germany, St. Boniface. First pastor was Father John Baptist Gamber (1860-61), second was Ernest Andrew Schindel (1861-1895). Cornerstone was laid in May 1860, by Vicar-General Joseph Melcher, dedicated Dec. 20, 1860, renovated 1956. Towers were completed in 1890 and new tower cupolas were added in 1969. Had their own hospital, which was dedicated Sept. 7, 1873 and burnt down four years later.Located at 7624 Michigan Ave. and Schirmer St. in the Carondelet area. [2003]

ST. BONIFACE MISSION pre 1910
5642 Kennerly Ave. [1910]

ST. BRIDGET (of Erin) CHURCH [Catholic] (Irish) 1853
St. Bridget of Erin Church was founded at 1100 N. Jefferson (and 2401Carr), in 1853, with the present church dedicated on 12/2/1860 (designed by John Mitchell). John Christopher Fitnam (1853-57) was the first pastor, followed by Father David Lillis (1857-62. Father William Walsh was instrumental in the early church. Rev. J. J. Ryan was an assistant in 1875. Monsignor Walsh died in 1898 and was succeeded by Rev. Edward Fenlon, and in 1907 by Rev. Patrick Dooley (formerly of Assumption Church). In spite of the anti-Catholic extremists known as the Know-Nothings, the Irish Catholics flourished between 1850 and 1865 and St. Bridget became the mother church for Irish Catholics. St. Bridget became closely identified with Kerry Patch, a working-class Irish neighborhood and later with the Pruitt-Igoe housing complex. Address is 2401Carr Street (at 1100 N. Jefferson Ave.)
Holds vault with remains of early St. Louis removed from old Lucas Cemetery (1815-1843) [2003]

ST. CASIMIR CHURCH [Catholic] (Polish) 1889 – 1955
The rapid growth of St. Stanislaus Parish soon made the establishment of a second Polish parish a necessity. In 1889, Rev. Francis X. Gnielski (1889-1905), assistant at St. Stanislaus, was charged with organizing the new parish. Originally located at 8th and Mullanphy, they moved to 8th and Mound (a former Protestant Church). A new church was built in 1895 at 809 Mullanphy and the congregation was forced to move because of new highway construction, in 1957. This parish relocated to north St. Louis County, Hathaway Manor. Records at 10745 Vorhof Drive, Hathaway Manor. [1952]

ST. CECILIA CHURCH [Catholic] (Italian) (German/Irish?) 1906
Rev. Bernard J. Benton was charged with organizing a new church in south St. Louis in Oct. 1906. First services were held in the chapel of the St. Joseph’s Boy’s Orphan Asylum. The first church designed by Wessbecher & Hillebrand and dedicated Jan. 1, 1908. Replace in 1925/26 by a church designed by H. R. Hess, dedicated Feb. 27, 1927. 5401 Alaska by 1930. Currently at 5418 Louisiana. [2003]

ST. CHARLES BORROMEO CHURCH [Catholic] (Italian) 1901-1982
St. Charles Borromeo Church parish began when Father Cesare Spigardi (1901-1931) rented the old Presbyterian church at 19th and Morgan, in 1900, to replace St. Bonaventure. In 1902 the parish purchased the St. John Methodist Church at (2901) Locust and Ewing, which had been built in 1868. Rehabbed in 1957, this parish closed in 1982. [1982]

ST. CHRYSOSTOM’S CHURCH [Episcopal] 1892-1902
Started by TRINITY CHURCH on Fair Avenue (at Green Lea Place, near Fairgrounds) in 1892. Moved to 4221 Prairie Avenue in 1893 and oficially organized 1896. Closed in 1902. [1902]

ST. CLEMENT CHAPEL FOR COLORED PEOPLE [Catholic] pre 1946
3723 Finney Ave. [1946]

ST. COLUMBKILLE CHURCH [Catholic] (Irish) 1872 – 1952
St. Columbkille Church was organized in 1872 to serve Irish iron workers of the nearby Vulcan Iron Works. Its pastor, the Rev. Michael O'Reilly (1872-88), was called a "militant defender of the church" because of his defense of his parishioners against slurs of Irish character. Located at 8202 (8212) Michigan Avenue (originally 4th) and Davis St., cornerstone was laid June 23, 1872 and dedicated Mar. 16,1873. The church was razed in 1952. Records at St. Boniface Church, Carondelet [1952]

ST. CRONAN’S CHURCH [Catholic] 1879
St. Cronan Church was founded out of a part of the St. James Church parish by Father Ambrose Butler (1879-97), in 1879. Established as a Mission Church at ‘Rock Springs’, mass was first offered in the attic of Murphy’s store near the old Tower Grove Railroad Station. Father Patrick J. McNamee was the next pastor from 1884 to 1896. Cornerstone of the church at 1201 South Boyle Avenue (at Swan), was laid Apr. 6, 1879 and dedicated in July 27, 1879. They did not separate from St. James until Jan. 1884. [2003]

ST. DAVID’S CHURCH [Episcopal]
See ST. DAVID’S MEMORIAL MISSION

ST. DAVID’S MEMORIAL MISSION [Episcopal] 1888-1891
House at 3917 S. Broadway was given to City Board of Missions. Mission was organized and closed in 1889. Reorganized and reopened in 1890, closed in 1891. [1891]

ST. DIMITRI MIROULIT [Albanian Orthodox] pre 1930
1024 Mississippi Ave. [1935]

ST. DOUGLAS OLIVETTE [United Primitive Baptist] (African-American) pre 1920
2918 Laclede Ave. in 1930. 3631 Finney in 1964. Currently at 5945 W. Florissant. [2003]

ST. EDWARD THE KING CHURCH [Catholic] (Irish) 1893-1989
St. Edward Church was founded by Rev. Edward J. Wynne in May, 1893. Located in the Arlington/Walnut Park area, at 2701 Clara Avenue (at Maffitt) by 1930. This parish is now closed. [1989]

ST. ELIZABETH (of Hungry) CHURCH [Catholic] (African-American) 1873-razed 1951
Established by the Jesuits for African American Catholics, this church originally stood at 14th and Gay Streets. First pastor was Jesuit Ignatius Pankin (1873-91). By 1875 they had moved into the church located at 14th between Franklin and Morgan (now Delmar), the former home of the Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church. Moved by 1935 to 2721 Pine (known as the Old Walsh Mansion), built by Robert W. Funkhouser. They ceased operation in 1947 and the building was razed in 1951. Records are now at St. Matthew Church located at 2715 North Sarah St. Old African-American Catholic parish in St. Louis. [1952]

ST. ELIZABETH’S TRUE LOVE CHRISTIAN CHURCH [Christian] pre 1935
2724 Washington Blvd. [1935]

ST. EMMAUS GERMAN EVANGELICAL CHURCH [Evangelical] pre 1900
Chouteau Ave. (ne cor Tower Grove Ave.) Rev. Carl Pleger, pastor. [1900]

ST. ENGELBERT’S CHURCH [Catholic] (German) 1891
St. Engelbert Church was founded, on Mar. 30, 1891in north St. Louis, out of part of the parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Founder and first rector of the parish was Rev. Anthony Pauck (1891-1908). First church was dedicated Nov. 12, 1891 at Marcus and Carter Avenues. German services discontinued in 1916. 4720 Carter Ave. (west of Calvary Cemetery) [1989]

ST. ETHEL REDEEMING CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALIST CHURCH [Spiritualist] pre 1955
3403 Delmar Blvd. Aka REDEEMING SPIRITUALIST CHURCH. [1955]

ST. FRANCIS DE SALES CHURCH [Catholic] (German) 1867
St. Francis de Sales Church was organized Apr. 22, 1867 as an offshoot from St. Peter and Paul Church, due to the rapid growth of that German parish. Their first parish meeting was held in a home at 2810 Ohio St. in Mar. 1867. Begun on a lot 175 by 125 feet, purchased on April 22nd, 1867, cornerstone laid Sept. 15, 1867 and dedicated May 24, 1868. Rev. Louis Lay (1867-69) was their first pastor and first services were held on Christmas morning 1867., although the church was not completed until the next spring. Additional property was acquired at Iowa and Lynch and the cornerstone for a new church was laid August 11th, 1895. The brick church built in 1867 was destroyed by the May 27, 1896 tornado, saving the congregation the trouble of dismantling the same. Construction of a new church began on Apr. 3, 1907 and was completed May 27, 1908 with dedication on Nov. 26, 1908. Original plans by Engelbert Seibertz of Berlin, modified by Victor S. Klutho in 1906. The steeple, measuring 300 feet from the ground, is the highest in the city. Father Frederick G. Holweck succeeded Father Lotz in 1903. Designated a City Landmark Apr. 1971 and placed on National Register of Historic Places, Nov. 2, 1978. Located at 2653 Ohio Avenue (at Lynch Street) [2003]

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CHURCH [Catholic] 1775-?
A hilltop site northwest of the present intersection of Holly Hills and Pennsylvania Ave. was set aside for church purposes in 1767 by Carondelet's founder, Clement DeLore De Treget. The first church erected there was a log chapel dedicated to St. Francis Xavier in 1775.

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER "College" CHURCH [Catholic] 1828
St. Aloysius Chapel was the forerunner of this parish, and began to administer to the congregation in 1828, at 9th and Washington.. St. Francis Xavier's first church was located at 9th and Lucas (Christy) Avenue, adjoining St. Louis University, was consecrated in 1843. Originally located at the corner of 9th and Green (now Lucas). The old church was closed on Aug. 15, 1888 and was razed in 1890. The cornerstone of the present church, designed by Thomas Warying Welsh, was laid in 1883, and was occupied in 1888. Exterior was restored in 1984 and interior renovated 1989/90. One of the first buildings erected on the St. Louis University campus after the move from its original downtown location. First pastor was Herman Aelen (1844-47. Also known as "College Church" because it serves as the main church for St. Louis University, a Jesuit school. Designated City Landmark Nov. 1974. Located at 3628 Lindell (at 239 N. Grand Ave.) [2003]

ST. GABRIEL THE ARCHANGEL CHURCH [Catholic] 1934
Formed in the midst of the Depression in 1934, by Rev. Francis H. Skaer. Their first mass was held in the real estate office of Cyrus C. Willmore, developer of St. Louis Hills. In 1934 the first church, a one-stry brick building was built. On March 5, 1950 ground was broken for the new church and rectory, A.F. & Arthur Stander, architects. 6303 Nottingham (at 4711 Tamm Ave.) [2003]

ST. GEORGE’S CHAPEL
See ST. GEORGE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

ST. GEORGE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH [Episcopal] 1845
Organized in May 1845 as a low church movement from Christ Church, the fourth Episcopal church in St. Louis. First pastor was Rev. E. Carter Hutchinson, head of the defunct Kemper College. First services were held at school on 6th and at Centenary Methodist. The church was built on Locust, west of 7th in 1847, George I. Barnett, architect. That building was sold in 1872 and a large stone church was erected in 1874 on the NW corner of Beaumont and Chestnut, J.T. Beattle, architect. This church was destroyed by fire in 1891 and for a time parishoners worshipped in United Hebrew Temple. A new church was opened in 1892 at 4301 Olive and Pendleton (43rd St.), designed by Kivas Tulley. First known as ST. GEORGE’S CHAPEL, having been built from stones of the old church. In 1906 they became a mission chapel of the Cathedral but in 1919 became a separate parish again. In 1928, St. George's Church was merged with ST. MICHAEL CHURCH and ALL ANGELS CHURCH (now known as ST. MICHAEL AND ST. GEORGE) and moved to the latter's location at on Wydown in Clayton. [1930]

ST. HEDWIG’S CHURCH [Catholic] (Polish) 1904
Charged by the Archbishop with organizing a new Polish parish in south St. Louis. Rev. Victor Stepka (1904-06), a native St. Louisan, saw to the erection of a church and school building at Compton Ave. and Hiawatha St. A combination church, school and parsonage structure was buit and dedicated Mar. 26,1905, enlarged in 1907. Later 3202 Pulaskia St. by 1930. [2003]

ST. HENRY (Emperor) CHURCH [Catholic] (German) 1885 – 1977
St. Henry Church was organized Jan. 16, 1885 by Rev. John A. Hoffmann (1885-1909). This church was dedicated on Sept. 13, 1885 at California and Hickory. The first church was destroyed in the tornado of May 27, 1896, and a temporary frame structure was erected until the church was rebuilt in 1910, at 1230 California (at Rutger). This parish was originally formed from part of St. Mary of Victories Church parish. Parish is closed, merged with IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (1977) and records are now at Immaculate Conception Church parish [1977]

ST. JACOB’S EVANGELICAL CHURCH [German Evangelical] 1886
Organized Aug. 11, 1886. College Ave (cor. Blair Ave.) Rev. C. G. Haas, pastor. [1905]

ST. JAMES A.M. E. CHURCH (African American) pre 1890
Rev. Clavin N. Douglas, pastor, 1900. Rev. John B. Isaacs, 1929 Papin (near Sarpy Ave.) Rev. W. H. Smith, pastor. 4301 St. Ferinand Ave. (at Pendleton Ave.) by 1970. [2003]

ST. JAMES A.M.E. [A.M.E.] pre 1895
4212 Papin [1895]

ST. JAMES BAPTIST CHURCH [Baptist] pre 1935
2021 Carr in 1935. 2701 Delmar Blvd. In 1940. 1711 N. Taylor Ave. by 1965 [1965]

ST. JAMES CHAPEL [Episcopal] 1870?
Wash Ave. near Boston Ave., J. W. Corbin, rector [1870]

ST. JAMES CHAPEL METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH [Methodist Episcopal] 1905
4214 West Papin St., Rev. J. H. Boone [1920]

ST. JAMES CHURCH [Catholic]
See ST. JAMES THE GREATER

ST. JAMES CHURCH (Elleardsville) [Episcopal] 1868-1910
Organized in 1868 with services started by the Cathedral. Their first services were held in a room above a grocery on Victoria (Aldine) Ave. A lot was donated in 1869 at Whittier & North Market by Charles Elleard and the congregation built its first home at Whittier & N. Market Sts. In May 1869. They were admitted to Convention as a parish in 1870. This building was sold to Baptists in 1887 and the parish moved to 2405 Sarah until new church was built in 1888 at Goode and Cote Brilliante. In 1900 they built a third church here and became known as ST. JAMES MEMORIAL CHURCH the church was designed bby Tulley & Clark, architects. Merged with CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER in 1903, and C.E. Simmons paid to have building moved to their location at 600 N.Euclid and Washington in 1900. [1910]

ST. JAMES CHURCH [Methodist Episcopal] pre 1875
Chestnut Ave. at Leffingwell Ave. Rev. C. D. N. Campbell, pastor. (aka ST. JAMES INDEPENDENT METHODIST CHURCH [1875]

ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH [Episcopal] 1888
1726 Annie Malone Drive. [1888]

ST. JAMES EVANGELICAL CHURCH [Evangelical]
See ST. JAMES UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

ST. JAMES (German) EVANGELICAL (& Reformed) CHURCH [Evangelical] 1886
Organized Aug. 11, 1886. Originally called the Deutsche Evangelische St. Jacobi Kirche. Prior to this church, Eden Evangelical Seminary offered services to this north St. Louis community. 1507 East College Ave. (at Blair Ave.) Rev. Theodore Braun pastor, 1929 [1965]

ST. JAMES INDEPENDENT METHODIST CHURCH
See ST. JAMES CHURCH

ST. JAMES MEMORIAL CHURCH [Episcopal] 1900
See ST. JAMES CHURCH (Elleardsville)

ST. JAMES MEMORIAL CHURCH
See ST. JAMES (Protestant Episcopal) CHURCH

ST. JAMES MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH [Union Missionary Baptist] (African-American) pre 1925
2804 Easton Ave., Rev. D. Brown in 1925. 2202 Carr, Rev. D. Brown, pastor, 1929. 3883 Brill Ave. by 1955. 4460 St. Louis Ave. by 1970. Currently at 1644 Semple. [2003]

ST. JAMES (Protestant Episcopal) CHURCH [Episcopal] 1868-1903?
See ST. JAMES CHURCH (Elleardsville)

ST. JAMES SPIRITUAL CHURCH [Spiritualist] pre 1930
1418 Biddle [1946-1955] 2700 Glasgow Av. [1960-1970] 1121 O’Fallon [1946-1952]
2400 Elliott [1965] 1603 Morgan [1930]

ST. JAMES SPIRITUAL TEMPLE [Spiritualist] pre 1946
1220 Carr [1946] 2717 Cass [1946]

ST. JAMES THE GREATER CHURCH [Catholic] (Irish) 1860
St. James the Greater Church was organized in what was then known as Cheltenham (aka Sulphur Springs) in 1860. The church was founded as a mission of St. Malachy Church by Rev. John O'Sullivan, on land donated by Henry T. Gratiot. Rev. Michael Welby (1861-66) took over after six months, and was also the chaplain at City Hospital Chapel and assistant at Annunciation Church parish. Most prominent among the parish pastors was Father Patrick J. O’Connor’s four decades of service (1912-1952). First church was destroyed by a fire in April 1891 and a new church was built almost immediately from a design by F. Raeder, of Benton and dedicated the same year. Present church at 6401 Wade (at 1349 Tamm) Avenues, was dedicated in 1928 across the street from the old building on grounds donated by Michael J. Mc Kean and his wife. [2003]

ST. JAMES UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST [United Church of Christ] (German) 1869
St. James United Church of Christ was organized August 1869, as a branch of Friedens Evangelical Church, in the home of George Sperflage. Early services were provided by Rev. J. M. Kopf until 1885, when their first pastor, Rev. C. G. Haas assumed his ministry. The name ST. JAMES EVANGELICAL CHURCH was used at that time. Located in the Bissell area. A small church was erected at DeSoto and McKissock in 1869. The present site at 1507 E.College (at Blair) was dedicated in 1888. [1970]

ST. JOAN OF ARC [Catholic] 1941
5821 Pernod by 1946. [2003]

ST. JOHANNES CHURCH [Evangelical Lutheran Synode des Westens] (German) pre 1875
See ST. JOHN’S EVANGELICAL (& Reformed) CHURCH)

ST. JOHN BAPTIST CHURCH [Baptist] pre 1970
4032 Easton Ave. [1970]

ST. JOHN CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH [Baptist] pre 1946
2826 Chouteau Ave. [1946]

ST. JOHN HOUSE OF PRAYER pre 1965
4511 W. Easton Ave. [1965]

ST. JOHN METHODIST CHURCH [Methodist] (African-American) 1869
St. John's Methodist Church was the first African-American Methodist church in Carondelet which was built in 1869. [1869]

ST. JOHN MISSION BAPTIST CHURCH [Baptist] pre 1952
1835 Biddle 2936 Pine Blvd [1952-1955]

ST. JOHN NEPOMUCENE
See ST. JOHN NEPOMUK CHURCH

ST. JOHN NEPOMUK CHURCH [Catholic] (Bohemian/Czech; Croation/Slovak) 1854
The first Bohemian/Czech parish in the U. S. St. John Nepomuk Church opened on May 17, 1854, on the NW corner of Soulard and Rosatti (now 12th), on land donated by Henry Soulard. Largely through the efforts of Rt. Rev. Francis de Sale Goller of Sts. Peter and Paul parish, the Bohemian Catholics were organized and a small frame church was built near the site of the present church in 1855. Destroyed by fire in 1870, a brick church replaced it but was struck by a tornado and had to be rebuilt. The first High Mass was sung by famed missionary Father Pierre De Smet. The first pastor was Father Henry Lipowski (1854-56), followed by Rev. Francis Trojan (1856-64) and Father Joseph Hessoun (who served from 1865 until his death in 1906), and was called the "Apostle of the Bohemians of America". Father Hessoun was made a Monsignor in 1890. St. John Nepomuk became the center of the Bohemian-American Catholics of the United States. The cornerstone of the present church was laid March 21, 1897, almost immediately after the tornado of May 27, 1896 destroyed the 1870 building. 1625 South Eleventh at Soulard Streets. National Historic Register June 19, 1972, City Landmark Apr. 1971. [2003]

ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE (and Evangelist) CHURCH [Catholic] (Irish) 1848
The eighth Catholic parish in the city, the church was affiliated with the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran in Rome and could thus hold ordination and consecration services. Founded by Father Patrick O'Brien (1848-58), in Nov. 1848, with Rev. Raemon the first pastor. The site was originally a peach orchard before the first frame church was built in 1847. Replaced in 1848 by a brick structure which strongly resembled St. Mary of Victories (3rd & Mulberry). Razed during the renovation of the present church in the 1960s the new church was completed in 1860. From 1868 to 1880 it was the residence of Rt. Rev. P. J. Ryan, Bishop of the diocese. In 1876, St. John’s Church was made the Pro-Cathedral of St. Louis (Basilica of St. John the Apostle) by Archibishop Kenrick, as the cities population moved west and the old Cathedral became more and more surrounded by business houses and industrial establishments. Also known as St. John the Evangelist Church. Dedication of St. John the Apostle Church occurred in 1860. Other early pastors included John Hennesey (1880-89), Philip Brady (1889-93), and James T. Coffey (1893-1903). By 1930 all family members of the church had moved out and the church ministered exclusively to transients and travelers from nearby Union Station. In 1949, a far-reaching urban renewal project created Plaza Square and the Archidocese renovated St. John’s as part of the project. Building was remodeled in 1961 by Murphy & Mackey and received City Landmark status in Mar. 1971. Located at 15 Plaza Square (102 N. 16th and Chestnut St.) [2003]

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST [Catholic] 1914
Founder and first pastor, Rev. John Peters (1914-1955). Established Feb. 1, 1914 in a temporary storefront church at 4626 Gravois. The property at 4200 Delor St (at Adkins) was ourchased and ground broken for a new church on Apr. 1, 1914. This became the Solidarity Hall, a combined church, school and convent, dedicated Nov. 26, 1914. The present church was started May 30, 1924 and dedicated Oct. 25, 1925. [2003]

ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST [Catholic]
See ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE CHURCH [Catholic]

ST. JOHN UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
See ST. JOHN'S EVANGELICAL CHURCH

ST. JOHN’S A.M.E. CHURCH [A.M.E.] (African-American) pre 1910
4243 W. Belle Pl. Rev. Thomas J. Townsend, pastor [1929-35] 609 Red Bud Ave.
4437 Elmbank Ave. [1952-1955] 520 Talcott Ave. [1920]
1908 N. Kingshighway. [1960-2003] 1120 N. Taylor Ave. [1940]
ST. JOHN’S A.M.E. ZION [A.M.E. Zion] pre 1895
113 W. Eiler. Rev. Henry W. Smith, pastor. Aka ZION A.M.E. [1910]

ST. JOHN’S BAPTIST CHURCH [Baptist] pre 1925
1731 Division, Rev. A. W. Yates by 1925. 913 N. Garrison Ave. [2003]

ST. JOHN’S CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALIST CHURCH [Spiritualist] pre 1925
6322 S. Broadway, Rev. William Miller [1930]

ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH [Episcopal] 1841
See ST. JOHNS(Protestant)EPISCOPAL

ST. JOHN’S EVANGELICAL (& Reformed) CHURCH [Evangelical] (German) 1853
The church had its start on Sept 13, 1853 when a small group of German immigrants met to carry on the form of worship they had left behind in the Fatherland. They rented a Baptist Church at 12th and O’Fallon Streets and asked the Rev. J. Will of St. Paul’s Church to conduct services. This arrangement continued until Sept. 1853 when the congregation’s first pastor, the Rev. J. J. Reiss was installed. A lot was purchased at 14th and Madison Sts. And the churches first permanent home was dedicated in Sept. 1853. The present location, 4130 (4136) N. Grand Blvd. (at Lee), was purchased in 1916 but construction of the church didn’t begin until six years later in June 1922. aka ST. JOHANNES CHURCH. [1965]
They held a cemetery on St. Cyr Rd.

ST. JOHN’S (Evangelical) LUTHERAN CHURCH [Evangelical Lutheran] (German) 1875
Founded on July 4, 1875 on the northeast corner of Morgan Ford and Chippewa Streets by Rev. Herman Bartels, who continued as their pastor for more than fifty years. The parish in located in an area was known as ‘Beckville’ or ‘Minerstown’ (named for the coal deposits once mined here). The new church was built at 3738 Morganford Rd., in 1948. [2003]

ST. JOHN’S HOLY SPIRITUAL CHURCH [Spiritualist] pre 1965
1432 Francis Ave. [1965]

ST. JOHN’S METHODIST CHURCH
See ST. JOHN’S (United) METHODIST (Episcopal) CHURCH

ST. JOHN’S MISSION CHURCH pre 1900
614 Adelaide Ave. [1900]

ST. JOHN’S MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH [Missionary Baptist] (African-American) pre 1915
3732 Rutger in 1915. 601 S. Therese Ave. by 1920. 4030 Easton Ave. by 1960. [1970]

ST. JOHN’S NEW HOME BAPTIST CHURCH [Baptist] pre 1935
1835 Biddle [1946] 2936 Pine Blvd [1946]
1829 Carr [1935] 2008 Wash [1940]

ST. JOHN’S (Protestant) EPISCOPAL CHURCH [Episcopal] 1841
St. John Episcopal Church is the second oldest Protestant Episcopal church in St. Louis, organized Dec. 28, 1841. First met over the Washington engine house at 2nd near Spruce (Plum), where Rev. Whiting was chosen rector. Later moved to Spruce at 5th in 1843, then Spruce and 6th , in 1853, were they erected a brick building. In 1870 the church moved to the corner of 1124 Dolman (at Hickory) , F. Raeder architect, where Rev. J. P. T. Ingraham was rector. Designed by F. W. Raeder and badly damaged by the 1896 tornado, it was rebuilt and continued to serve the congregation until 1908 when they moved to 3666 Arsenal (west of Grand). [2003]

ST. JOHN’S SPIRITUALIST TEMPLE (Church) [Spiritualist] pre 1940
1115 N. Spring Ave. [1946]

ST. JOHN’S TEMPLE pre 1930
4243 W. Belle Pl. (same as ST. JOHN’S A.M.E. CHURCH?) [1930]

ST. JOHN’S TEMPLE (of) UNITED HOLY CHURCH pre 1955
2335 Pine by 1955. 5093 Delmar Blvd by 1965. Currently located at 5400 N. Euclid Av. [2003]

ST. JOHN’S (United) METHODIST (Episcopal) CHURCH, South [Methodist Episcopal] 1868
St. John's Methodist Church South began as the ASBURY CHAPEL at 15th and Gay in 1842. Disbanded during the Civil War, this church was officially reorganized on Oct. 18, 1868 and built the church in 1869 on land purchased at NW corner of Ewing and (2901) Locust in 1865. Rev. Francis Ashbury Morris was the first pastor. Centenary Methodist Church contributed to the building fund for this church in the neighborhood called "Piety Hill". St. John's erected a new church in 1901 on the northwest corner of 5000 Washington Pl. at N. Kingshighway, designed by Theodore Link (architect of Union Station), dedicated May 10, 1903. In 1902 the old church was sold to St. Charles Borromeo Church parish. The new chapel was completed Aug. 1928, a designated City Landmark, Jan. 1972. Directly responsible for establishment of Methodist Home for Children, Kingdom House, Barnes Hospital and Gambrill Gardens Retirement Home. [2003]

ST. JOHN’S ZION CHURCH [Non-Denominational?] pre 1885
113 Eiler (near Broadway) Rev. J. B. Kidd, pastor [1920]

ST. JOSEPH CHAPEL [Catholic] pre 1875
Alexian Brothers Hospital. Jefferson Ave. Rev. George Watson, chaplain [1875]

ST. JOSEPH CHRISTIAN CHURCH [Christian] pre 1946
1427 Cass Ave. [1946]

ST. JOSEPH CROATION CHURCH [Catholic] (Croation) 1904
The Croatian Catholics were organized by Rev. Oskar Suster in 1904. The first purchased the Jewish Synagogue at 13th and Chouteau for their church. Later they relocated to 2100 S. 12th St. (near Russell) former site of Ursuline Convent. A Designated City Landmark? [1970]

ST. JOSEPH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH [Missio0nary Baptist] pre 1965
1524 Leffingwell Ave. Currently at 6905 St. Louis Ave. [2003]

ST. JOSEPH OF THE ANGELS CHURCH [Catholic] 1835
A hilltop site northwest of the present intersection of Holly Hills and Pennsylvania Ave. was set aside for church purposes in 1767 by Carondelet's founder, Clement DeLore De Treget. The second church was a stone structure completed in 1835. Name changed in 1859 See also "SS. MARY & JOSEPH CHURCH" [1835]

ST. JOSEPH SHRINE
See ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH [Catholic]

ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH [Catholic] (German) 1841
The German congregation that had been gathering at the Jesuit's St. Louis University's St. Aloysius Chapel (at 9th and Washington), served by Father Helias D'Huddeghem, finally celebrated Mass in their new parish church of St. Joseph, cornerstone laid April 14, 1844. Ground for the first church was donated by Mrs. Anne Biddle. Rev Cotting was the first pastor from 1841-45, followed by John Hofbauer (1847-51). A new church was erected in 1865. By 1870 St. Joseph's was the largest parish in the city (nearly 1200 German Catholics). The church is also noteworthy as the site of the only authenticated miracle in the U.S., leading to the canonization in 1888 of Peter Claver (1581-1654), a Spanish Jesuit priest. In 1864 parishioner Ignatius Strecker miraculously recovered from myriad afflictions after kissing a relic of Peter Claver st St. Joseph’s. Control of the church passed to the Archdiocese in 1965 and speculation about demolition began. The parish closed in 1979, and the formation of the Friends of St. Joseph led to renovation of the Church and rectory. The church is now referred to as the Shrine of St. Joseph. It is located at 1017 Biddle(at 1220 North 11th St. ), on land donated by Mrs. Ann Biddle. National Historical Register May 19, 1978, City Landmark Aug. 1973. [1973]

ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH [Catholic] (Lithuanian) pre 1930
2123 Park Ave. [1952]

ST. JOSEPH SPIRITUAL TEMPLE [Spiritualist] pre 1946
3332 Franklin Ave. [1946]

ST. JUDE HOLY HOUSE pre 1952
2830 Cass Ave. [1952]

ST. JUDE HOUSE OF PRAYER pre 1965
4235 Easton [1965]

ST. JUDE SPIRITUAL TEMPLE [Spiritualist] pre 1952
1931 Delmar Blvd [1952]

ST. JUDE’S HOUSE OF PRAYER pre 1952
4230 W. Watson Ave. (basement) [1952]

ST. KEVIN CHURCH [Catholic] (Irish) 1875- 1977
Organized Nov. 1875 by Rev. Patrick L. Mc Evoy (1875-79), St. Kevin Church was built in 1876 at Park and Cardinal (Compton & Sarah) in a temporary building. After an initial struggle the parish grew rapidly under the pastorate of Rev. E. J. Shea. A new church was built in 1889 at Park and Cardinal and dedicated Sept. 15, 1889, razed in 1941. The current church at Lafayette and Longfellow was built in 1908 and dedicated Dec. 19, 1908, at which time the parish adopted the name of IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH. 3120 Lafayette Avenue (63104). Immaculate Conception parish merged with ST. HENRY (1230 California at Rutger) in 1977. In the Compton Hill area. [1977]

ST. LAWRENCE O'TOOLE CHURCH [Catholic] (Irish) 1855-1946
St. Lawrence O'Toole Church was founded by Father James Henry, who served the parish for 36 years, as a mission from St. Patrick Church. The cornerstone for the first church was laided on April 19th. 1855 by Archbishop Kenrick and dedicated Dec. 16th. The new church was begun in the fall of 1862 when a windstormed leveled the north and west walls in 1863, and the building was finally completed in 1864, across the street at the sw corner of 1237 14th St. (at O'Fallon). Church was sold in 1948. Demolished except for a portion of the first levels wall which now serves as a truck repair garage. [1948]

ST. LEO CHURCH [Catholic] (Irish) 1888 – 1978
First pastor was Jeremiah James Harty (1888-1903). He organized creation of the new parish to alleviate crowding at St. Bridget’s. St. Leo Church was located just north of the downtown area, 2305 Mullanphy Street (at 1601 23rd). Records are now at St. Bridget Church. [1970]

ST. LIBORIUS CHURCH [Catholic] (German) 1855-1991
St. Liborius Church was organized as an offshoot of St. Joseph Church, the sixth German parish organized in St. Louis. Many of its original members came from Paderborn, Germany, they dedicated their church to the patron saint of Paderborn, St. Liborius. On October 30th, 1855 a lot was purchased at Hogan and North Market Streets and was dedicated on January 25th, 1857. Founder of the parish, Rev. Stephen Schiveihoff, died on March 31st, 1869. The present church was dedicated on November 24th, 1889 to accommodate a growing congregation. The church was closed in 1991 and most of its furnishings were sold. . Located at 1838 Hogan. National Historic Register Oct. 11, 1979, City Landmark Apr. 1975. [1991]

ST. LOUIS AVENUE MISSION [Presbyterian] pre 1890
Grand (at St. Louis) [1890]

ST. LOUIS AVENUE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH [Pentecostal] pre 1946
914 St. Louis Ave. [1946]

ST. LOUIS BAPTIST TEMPLE [Baptist] pre 1965.
4249 Gibson in 1965. 3161 S. Spring Ave. by 1970. [1970]

ST. LOUIS BETHEL ASSOCIATION OF THE WESTERN SEAMEN’S FRIEND SOCIETY [Quaker] pre 1875
Hall at Levee & Vine. William C. Wilson, pres., Hall at 300 N. Commercial in 1880. Continued by BETHEL MISSION CHURCH. [1880]

ST. LOUIS BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH [Non-Denominational] 1946
3458 Minnesota (at Potomac) [1970]

ST. LOUIS BIBLE HALL pre 1915
2633 Finney Ave. in 1915. 3653 Finney by 1920. 3631 Finney by 1935 [1946]

ST. LOUIS CATHEDRAL
See ST. LOUIS NEW CATHEDRAL

ST. LOUIS CHINESE GOSPEL MISSION pre 1955
4237 Mc Pherson Ave. [1965]

ST. LOUIS CHURCH pre 1955
3777 W. Florissant Ave. in 1955. 5314 W. Florissant by 1965 [1970]

ST. LOUIS CITY MISSION pre 1900
1502 S. Broadway, Rev. M. F. Murphy, pastor. 14 N. 7th in 1905

ST. LOUIS CITY RESCUE MISSION pre 1915
918 Morgan [1915]

ST. LOUIS DOOR OF HOPE pre 1905
215 N. 13th [1905]

ST. LOUIS GOSPEL CENTER 1920
3908 Olive, Rev. William Colby, pastor in 1920. 3621 Washington in 1925. 4000 Washington in 1929. 4265 Lindell Blvd. By 1955. [1955]

ST. LOUIS GOSPEL HALL pre 1970
6113 Ridge Ave. [1970]

ST. LOUIS GOSPEL MISSION (African-American) pre 1910
600 S. Ewing Ave. [1910]

ST. LOUIS GOSPEL TABERNACLE [Christian Missionary Alliance] 1896
Organized Nov. 7, 1896. 1215 Union (between Maple & Page) Rev. H. E. Ziemer, pastor, 1929 [1930]

ST. LOUIS HEBREW MISSION 1924
2947 Dayton, Rev. Marvin E. Duff, pastor, 1925. 1474 Blackstone by 1940 [1970]

ST. LOUIS LUTHERAN CITY MISSION [Lutheran] pre 1935
703 Cass Ave. [1935]

ST. LOUIS MISSION pre 1925
2606 N. 9th., Rev. E. De Priest [1925]

ST. LOUIS MISSION OF REDEEMING LOVE pre 1920
722 Market, Leroy E. Graham, supt. Aka MISSION OF REDEEMING LOVE. [1920]

ST. LOUIS MISSOURI CONGREGATION SOUTH UNIT JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES
See JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES – CONGREGATION SOUTH UNIT

ST. LOUIS (NEW CATHEDRAL) CHURCH [Catholic] 1896
Initially a chapel was built in 1896, at Maryland and Newstead Aves., under the direction of Archbishop Kain. Original parish and chapel were formed by Father James Mc Caffrey. On May 1, 1907 Archbishop John Glennon broke ground for the new church, but it wasn't until Oct. 14, 1914 that the Cathedral was built (Barnett, Haynes & Barnett, Architects) and the chapel razed. The two chapels on the west corner were designed by Aristide Leonori. Mosaic work inside the cathedral began in 1912 but wasn’t completed until 1988. 4431 (4401) Lindell Boulevard, between Maryland & Newstead Avenues. Designated a City Landmark in Sept. 1973. [2003]

ST. LOUIS NEW CHURCH SOCIETY
See FIRST CHURCH OF THE NEW JERUSALEM

ST. LOUIS (OLD CATHEDRAL) "BASILICA OF ST. LOUIS, King of France [Catholic] 1770
Originally located at 213 Walnut between 2nd and 3rd, the current Old Cathedral was the fourth structure to be built on this property, set aside by Pierre Laclede Liguest and Auguste Chouteau. The first priest on record (1766) in St. Louis was Father Sebastian L. Meurin. On June 24, 1770 a log church was erected and blessed by Very Rev. Peter Gibault, Vicar-General of the Bishop of Quebec. Father Pierre Gibault occasionally came up from Kaskaskia. About 1772 Father Valentin, a Capuchian friar came to St. Louis. Arriving in May 1776, and staying twelve years in St. Louis, German-born Father Bernard De Limpach, was St. Louis' first pastor. During this year a building constructed of palisade was occupied. Father Ledru took over in 1789, Father Didier came in 1793, Father Janin in 1800. Father Thomas Flynn, administered the parish from 1806-08. Father Savine arrived in 1811, staying about six years. The log church gave place to brick, a large structure located on Second and Walnut streets. The building of this brick church was begun when the cornerstone was laid on March 29, 1818 and the first service was held in it Christmas, 1819. The brick church, 40 feet wide and 135 feet in depth, preceded the cathedral, but was never fully completed. When Bishop William DuBourg began the first log cathedral Father Francois Niel became curate in 1818. He was followed by Father Saulnier. The first St. Louis born priest was Father Regis Loisel. Italian Father Felix De Andreis performed parochial duties at the (Old) Cathedral from 1820-1823. Another Italian, Father Joseph Rosati, C. M., became head of the St. Louis diocese in 1826. He proceeded to build the St. Louis Cathedral (Old Cathedral) for which the cornerstone was laid on Aug. 1, 1831 and consecrated Oct. 26, 1934. The title of "Cathedral" ceased when the New Cathedral on Lindell Blvd. was blessed. On Sept. 20, 1965, after four years of renovation it was announced that the church had been decreed a Basilica by Pope John XXIII. Designated a City Landmark in June 1966. (aka CHURCH OF ST. LOUIS OF FRANCE) [2003]

ST. LOUIS PARK BAPTIST CHURCH [Baptist] 1918-
2629 Rauschenbach. Formerly known as FIRST GERMAN BAPTIST CHURCH OF ST. LOUIS. Organized Sept. 30, 1849 by a group of Christian Hollanders and German Baptists under the leadership of C. Schoemaker and Rev. John Mason Polk. Building erected 1889. [2003]

ST. LOUIS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH [Presbyterian] 1929
2240 St. Louis Ave. [1929]

ST. LOUIS RESCUE MISSION pre 1960
4134 Chouteau Ave. [1960]
4025 Olive [1960]

ST. LOUIS REVIVAL CENTER pre 1955
2869 Mc Nair Ave. [1955]

ST. LOUIS REVIVAL TEMPLE pre 1960
1643 S. Jefferson [1960]

ST. LOUIS TRUTH CENTER pre 1920
3723 Olive, Rev. Emil Hartman, leader in 1920, 4030 Lindell Blvd. Continued as TRUTH CENTER CHURCH? [1935]

ST. LOUIS UNITY CHURCH OF CHRIST [Church of Christ] pre 1955
4621 S. Kingshighway Blvd. [1965]

ST. LUCAS CHURCH [Evangelical Lutheran Synod des Westens] pre 1875
See ST. LUKE’S (German) EVANGELICAL (& Reformed) CHURCH

ST. LUCAS CHURCH (German Evangelical] pre 1880
2721 Pacific. Rev. W. Th. Jungk, pastor [1880]

ST. LUCAS EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH [Evangelical Lutheran] pre 1964
7100 Morganford [2003]

ST. LUCAS SLOVAK (Evangelical) LUTHERAN CHURCH [Evangelical Lutheran Synod of N.A.] 1905
The first Slovak Lutheran church west of the Mississippi. Organized Jan. 29, 1905 by Rev. Daniel Bella, then pastor of the Slovak Lutheran Church of Cleveland. First services held in the school of the old Trinity Church (8th &Lafayette) On May 13, 1907 their first pastor, Rev. A. Japosi, was called to service. Succeeded in 1908 by Rev.Theodore Balent. In 1909 the congregation purchased the former home of the ‘Self-Culture School’ (1921 S. 9th St.) as their new home. In 1912 the congregation purchased the former home to St. Paul Frieden’s Evangelical Church 1222 (1224) Allen St. (at 13th) Sold to Church of God, Gravois in 1960. [1960]

ST. LUKE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH [Missionary Baptist] pre 1965
3752 St. Louis Ave. [1970]

ST. LUKE’S A.M.E. [A.M.E.] pre 1895
3517 Bernard [1895]

ST. LUKE’S CHAPEL [Episcopal] 1881-1882
Work started at Garrison and Easton in 1881, disappeared after 1882.

ST. LUKE’S EVANGELICAL CHURCH
See ST. LUKE’S GERMAN EVANGELICAL CHURCH

ST. LUKE’S EVANGELICAL CHURCH OF THE UNALTERED AUGSBURG CONFESSION
See ST. LUKE’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH

ST. LUKE’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH [Evangelical Lutheran] 1896
Started as a mission school of Holy Cross Lutheran in a small brick building at Compton Ave. and Itaska St. Aug. 20, 1893. On May 24, 1896, fourteen members of Holy Cross who lived in the ‘Mt. Pleasant’ organized the mission into a church. Originally known as ST. LUKE’S EVANGELICAL CHURCH OF THE UNALTERED AUGSBURG CONFESSION, Rev. Mr. Klug was their first pastor. The congregation sold this church in Oct. 1908 and moved to their present site, 4532 Alaska & Neosho Sts., and the new church was dedicated Oct. 31, 1909. 3415 Taft [2003]

ST. LUKE’S (German) EVANGELICAL (& Reformed) CHURCH [Evangelical] (German) 1871
St. Luke's or St. Lucas German Evangelical Church was organized in Oct. 1871 at 2637 Chouteau Avenue by Rev. Philip Goebel, the pioneer Evangelical church in the "Chouteau Valley". A brick church was erected on the NE corner of 2341 Scott (at Jefferson) their first pastor was Rev. A. Reusch.. The congregation became a member of the Evangelical Synod of North America in 1874, and a new church was dedicated in 1878, and rebuilt after the tornado in 1896. Church site at 2336 Tennessee was purchased in 1906. Today it is called ST. LUKE'S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, and is still at the same address. NOTE: This church is not to be confused with St. Lucas Evangelical Lutheran Church at 7100 Morganford Road which was founded on January 29, 1905, as St. Lucas Slovak Lutheran Church, the first of its kind west of the Mississippi. Aka ST. LUCAS CHURCH. [1986]

ST. LUKE’S GERMAN EVANGELICAL CHURCH
See ST. LUCAS CHURCH

ST. LUKE’S LUTHERAN CHURCH [Lutheran] 1909
3415 Taft Ave. [1964]

ST. LUKE’S (Memorial) BAPTIST (African-American) pre 1920
2631 (2621) Lawton Ave in 1920, pastor: J. L. Woodson. 3001 Easton in 1925. 1929 S. Ewing in 1929, Rev. I. E. Banks, pastor. 3204 Lucas by 1930. Consolidated Sept. 15, 1940 with Rev. J. House as pastor. Moved to present address, 3619 Finney on Sept. 21, 1941, the former home of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. 3619 Finney by 1946. See also CORINTHIAN BAPTIST [2003]

ST. LUKE’S METHODIST (Episcopal) CHURCH [Methodist Episcopal] 1875
Located at the corner of Potomac (at ne cor Texas Ave.), erected in 1881. Their first church was on Jefferson Ave. between Chippewa and Keokuk, on a lot given by Mrs. Kennerly. First minister was R. S. Stubbs. 4996 Oleatha (at Hereford), Rev. Ben Morris, pastor, 1929 [1935]

ST. LUKE’S MISSION [Episcopal]1904
2821 N. Vandeventer Ave. (at Chouteau) 940 Hodiamont Ave. by 1915. Organized as GRACE CHURCH it became ST. LUKE’S CHURCH in 1916 at 5099 Arlington Ave. (at Thekla). Moved to Arlington (at Lillian in 1925. Merged with ST. TIMOTHY’S (Church) MISSION and the CHURCH OF ST. PHILIP THE APOSTLE in 1930 to become CHURCH OF THE HOLY APOSTLES [1930]

ST. LUKE’S MISSION CHURCH [Methodist Episcopal] pre 1880
Carondelet Rd & Jefferson Ave. Rev. Leander Halleck, pastor [1880]

ST. LUKE’S (Protestant) EPISCOPAL [Protestant] 1920
Organized Jan. 1920, Arlington & Thekla in 1920. 5346 Lillian & Arlington, Rev. Thomas L. Small, pastor, 1929. See ST. LUKE’S MISSION [Episcopal] [1930]

ST. LUKE’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
See  ST. LUKE’S (German) EVANGELICAL (& Reformed) CHURCH

ST. MALACHY CHURCH [Catholic] (Irish) 1858 – razed 1959
Father John O'Sullivan (1859-62) attended to the parish of St. Malachy Church from the St. Bridget Rectory until the new parish opened in Oct. 1859, dedicated Sept. 12, 1860. Father Myles W. Tobyn who succeeded him as pastor amd by Father Charles Ziegler (1868-1893). Father Ziegler was pastor for over twenty-five years and made St. Malachy’s a model parish. During the Civil War, Union forces built a fort behind the church. Father Thomas Mullen succeeded Father Ziegler. At the SW corner of (2900) Clark and Ewing (Summit). Razed during demolition for Mill Creek Valley. Records at St. Matthew Church - 2715 North Sarah St. [1959]

ST. MARCUS (German) EVANGELICAL (& Reformed) CHURCH [Evangelical Synod des Westens, U.C.C. German] 1843
The oldest Evangelical church in South St. Louis. Formed in July 1843 when Rev. G. W. Wall and seventy-six members of Holy Ghost Church (7th & Clark) withdrew from that church over doctrine and formed their own purely evangelical congregation. For the first two years the group held services in the Benton School (6th & Locust). They then built two churchs, one called NORTH CHURCH. Which today is ST. PETER’S and the other SOUTH CHURCH, which became ST. MARCUS (Jackson [now 3rd] & Soulard Sts.) erected 1845, the Rev. Wall served both churches. In 1856 these became two distinct congregations and Rev. Wall stayed with St. Marcus. In 1867 they razed this first church and began construction of a new one in its place; 3rd (nw cor Soulard). For 65 years servces were conducted exclusively in German. In 1914 the present site, 2102 Russell Blvd. (at 2111 Mc Nair) was purchased and construction of the church begun. St. Marcus was the mother of three Evangelical congregations: St. Paul’s, St. Matthew’s and the Jesus Church. Became part of the UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST in 1957. [2003]
In the very early days, St. Marcus church buried their dead in a cemetery owned jointly with St. Peter’s at Cherokee & Lemp Ave. In 1856, the St. Marcus congregation purchased a 37 acre plot on Gravois Rd (one block east of Kingshighway). In 1894, a largely through the efforts of John Stuckenberg, Philip Brenner and Jacob Pfeffle, the congregation purchased 170 acres on Gravois Rd. at the city limits for a new cemetery (New St. Marcus)

ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND CHURCH [Catholic] (English) 1899
Rev. James J. O'Brien (1899-1922) held services in a vacant store at the SE corner of Russell and Vandeventer until the present building at 3854 Flad (at Vandeventer) was dedicated Thanksgiving Day 1907. Designed by Barnett, Haynes & Barnett, the cornerstone was laid Apr. 3, 1906. [2003]

ST. MARIA A.S.S. AUSILIATRICE CHURCH pre 1910
1008 Wash [1910]

ST. MARK THE EVANGELIST
See ST. MARK’S (Evangelist) CHURCH

ST. MARK’S A.M.E. CHURCH {African Methodist Episcopal] (African-American) pre 1920
Rev. W. H. Robinson, pastor, 1929. 3115 Magazine buy 1946. 3514 Evans Avenue, 2830 Dayton in 1964. 3514 Evans by 1970. [1970]

ST. MARK’S AMESOLIAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL ZION CHURCH pre 1915
2728 Bernard by 1935. 2730 [1940]

ST. MARK’S CHRISTIAN TEMPLE [Christian] pre 1946
4060 Fairfax Ave. [1946]

ST. MARK’S ENGLISH LUTHERAN CHURCH [United Lutheran] 1867
Organized in the home of J. A. J. Shultz (1116 N. 20th St.) on March 6, 1867. First services were held in Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church at 15th near Franklin and Morgan (presently Delmar). The congregations first home was at Elliot Ave. and Wash St. and Rev. S. W. Harkey became their pastor in 1872. In 1880 they moved to 3104 Bell Ave. (at Cardinal Ave). The new church was Designed by C. K. Ramsey, built in 1881, and dedicated in 1882. Moved to 6337 Clayton Rd in 1920. Now home to First Baptist. Aka ST. MARK’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH. [2003]

ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH [Episcopal] pre 1890
4005 Washington Blvd (at Vandeventer), Rev. W. Herbert Asshelton, rector [1890]

ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH [Episcopal] 1939
The founding of St. Mark’s parish in 1932 by Bishop William Scarlett, was part of his plan to combat a declining Episcopal membership in the city of St. Louis. Built in 1939 as a result of a $75,000 bequest left by John A. Watkins, a real estate dealer, the church was formed by the merger of the original mission and two older parishes. ST. ANDREWS, MT. CALVARY CHURCH & CHURCH OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS. The current church, 4712 Clifton Ave. (at Murdoch Ave.) , considered the cities first contemporary church was desiged by Frederick Dunn and Charles Nagel. Designated City Landmark Sept. 1973. MT. CALVARY (Protestant) EPISCOPAL merged into ST. MARKS in 1939 [2003]

ST. MARK’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN
See MARKUS LUTHERAN CHURCH

ST. MARK’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH [Evangelical Lutheran] (English) 1867
See ST. MARK’S ENGLISH LUTHERAN CHURCH

ST. MARK’S (Evangelist) CHURCH [Catholic English] 1893-1992
Rev. John J. Dillon formed St. Mark Church parish in April 1893. Temporary building was erected at Page and Academy, with the present building at 5111 Page in 1930 (at 1313 Academy Ave.), dedicated in Nov. 1902. Parish closed in 1992. This church is now the home of St. Mark's Community Center. (aka ST. MARK THE EVANGELIST) [1992]
Rev. John J. Dillon formed St. Mark Church parish in April 1893. Temporary building was erected at Page and Academy, with the present building at 5111 Page in 1930 (at 1313 Academy Ave.), dedicated in Nov. 1902. Parish closed in 1992. This church is now the home of St. Mark's Community Center. (aka ST. MARK THE EVANGELIST) [1992]

ST. MARK’S GERMAN EVANGELICAL CHURCH [Evangelical] 1843
See ST. MARCUS

ST. MARK’s (German) MISSION [Episcopal] 1873-1876
Work started in a rented room at 8th and Lancaster in 1873. Moved to rented room at Sterling & Pestalozzi in 1874, . Rev. Carl F. W. Treptow, minister. In 1875 they worshipped at CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD but were discontinued in 1876. [1876]

ST. MARK’S MEMORIAL CHURCH [Episcopal] 1886-1910
Organized in April 1886, in memory of Bishop Robertson, as a mission of St. Peter’s Church by Rev. W. H. Assheton, on Washington (at Vandeventer) in Rugby Hall & Vandeventer Hall. Church was built in 1887 on Vandeventer (at Washington), Theodore Link architect. In 1898 a new church was built at 4005 Washington Blvd (at Sarah), J. L. Weis architect. Closed in 1910 and building sold to Trinity Church. [1910]

ST. MARK’S SPIRITUAL(ist) CHURCH [Spiritualist] pre 1940
4006 Fairfax Ave. in 1940. 1024 Whittier by 1952 [1960]

ST. MARK’S ZION CHURCH [Non-Denominational?] (African-American) pre 1885
1713 Morgan, Rev. A. Bunch, pastor [1885]

ST. MARTIN’S SPIRITUAL HOUSE OF PRAYER [Spiritualist] pre 1965
5723 Easton Ave. [1970]

ST. MARY MAGDALEN CHURCH [Catholic] 1919
Organized in 1919 with first temporary church at 5351 Devonshire and first pastor Fr. John J. Thompson. In 1920 a portable frame church was built at 4317 Southerland (at South Kingshighway). Created by Archibishop Joseph Glennon in 1940, a new and permanent church was built. Also known as CHURCH OF THE MAGDALEN and/or MAGDALEN. 4924 Bancroft Ave. [2003]

ST. MARY MAGDALENE SPIRITUAL TEMPLE OF APPLIED CHRISTIANITY No.2 [Spiritualist] pre 1940
3145a Laclede Ave. [1946]

ST. MARY OF VICTORIES (Victory) CHURCH [Catholic] (German) 1843
Bishop Peter Richard Kenrick, completing the work initiated by Bishop Joseph Rosati, established the German parish of Our Lady of Victories Church in 1843 (first Mass in 1844). The second oldest Catholic church in the city, St. Mary of Victories became the first of St. Louis’ many German-language national parishes. One of the few remaining buildings designed by St. Louis’ preeminent 19th century architect, George I. Barnett. Father John Peter Fischer (1843-47) was the first administrator of this Church. Vienna-born Father Joseph Melcher (1847-68) followed him. Church was enlarged in 1855 and 1868. Located at 748 So. 3rd St. (at Gratiot), on land donated by Mrs. Hunt and J. H. Lucas, her brother. Designed by George I. Barnett and dedicated on Sept. 15, 1844, the church became a shrine in 1872. Enlarged in 1855 by addition of the transept and tower, another story was added in 1868. Nearly demolished in 1940 for the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, and damaged by fire in 1941, the church was restored in 1941. In 1957 the church was turned over to St. Stephen of Hungary Church Parish, when their church (11th & Chouteau) was torn down. Threatened with demolition in the 1970s for construction of an elevated highway, the church survived all threats. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places on Aug. 28, 1980 and designated a City Landmark Jan. 1973. [2003]

ST. MARY’S ASSUMPTION CHURCH OF THE EASTERN RITE
See ST. MARY’S ASSUMPTION RUTHENIAN (Ukranian) GREEK CATHOLIC CHURCH

ST. MARY’S ASSUMPTION RUTHENIAN (Ukranian) GREEK CATHOLIC CHURCH 1905
1120 Dolman St. (ne cor. Hickory) Organized in 1905 they first worshipped in the chapel at St. John Nepomuk Church. By 1905 they purchased the St. John’s Episcopal, which was in turn sold to Metropolitan Community Church. Rev. Basil Zoldak, pastor in 1915. (aka ST. MARY’S ASSUMPTION CHURCH OF THE EASTERN RITE) [2003]

ST. MARY'S CHAPEL [Catholic] 1832 – 1835
St. Mary Chapel (originally St. Louis College) was opened on May 6, 1832 by Father Peter Verhaegen (Jesuit Superior). Fire destroyed the chapel in 1835. [1835]

ST. MARY’S CHURCH [Protestant Episcopal]
See CHURCH OF ST. MARY

ST. MARY’S HOLY CHAPEL pre 1952
4627 Evans Ave. [1960]

ST. MARY’S HOLY TEMPLE pre 1965
1619 Union Blvd. [1965]

ST. MARY’S MISSION [Episcopal] 1874-1875
No other information.

ST. MARY’S MISSIONARY CHURCH pre 1965
2701 Washington Blvd. [1965]

ST. MATTHAEUS GERMAN EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH
See ST. MATTHEW (Evangelical) LUTHERAN CHURCH U.A.C.

ST. MATTHEW (Evangelical) LUTHERAN CHURCH U.A.C. [Evangelical Lutheran] 1901
Organized in 1901 in a small church on Harney & Gilmore, with Rev. Louis A. Wisler as pastor. In 1912 a new church was built which was followed in 1929 by the present church, 5402 Wren Ave. (at Thekla). Aka ST. MATTHAEUS GERMAN EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH [2002]

ST. MATTHEW THE APOSTLE CHURCH [Catholic Irish] 1893
St. Matthew Church was founded by Rev. Joseph T. Shields in 1893 (1893-1942). A temporary church and school building served the congregation for the first twelve years in a section of "Stiger’s Pasture’ (nw Fairgrounds district). The new church, designed by Joseph Conradi, was dedicated Sept. 22, 1907, renovated in 1997. Located at 2715 North Sarah Street (at Kennerly Ave.) National Register of Historic Places Aug. 6, 1986. [2003]

ST. MATTHEW’S A.M.E. CHURCH [A.M.E.] (African-American) pre 1929
1720 N. 11th (at Brooklyn), Rev. J. B. Birchfield, pastor in 1929. 1426 Cass ave. by 1940. 918 Carr in 1952. 1026 N. 10th St., M.M. Matthews, pastor by 1960. Aka ST. MATTHEW’S MISSION. [1970]

ST. MATTHEW’S BAPTIST CHURCH
See ST. MATTHEW’S (Missionary) BAPTIST CHURCH

ST. MATTHEW’S CHURCH
See ST. MATTHEW THE APOSTLE CHURCH

ST. MATTHEWS CHURCH [Episcopal] 1891-1917
Organized on March 2, 1891 by Rev. G. D. B. Miller, Minister in Clifton Heights in "Vera Hall". They bought the former Clifton Heights ME Church building at 6266 Wilson Ave (opp. Frisco Pk.) in 1892. Closed in 1917 the building was sold to Catholic Apostolic Church. [1917]

ST. MATTHEW’S (German) EVANGELICAL (& Reformed) CHURCH [Evangelical] (German) 1875
Established in Oct. 1875, in a room at 2622 S. Broadway by Rev. H. Braschler, for members of St. Marcus Evangelical who lived too far away to attend that church. The new congregation erected a brick church the same year at Cave and 7th Sts. Near the Lemp Brewery. In 1886, St. Matthew’s purchased the lot at the corner of 3457 S. Jefferson, near Benton Park. Built in 1888 and completed the following year. Became ST. MATTHEW’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST in 1957. Current location 2613 Potomac. [2003]
Maintained a cemetery at Bates & Morganford Rd., the first in the southern part of the city. In 1878 the congregation laid out a cemetery at Bates & Gravois on 40 acres of land.

ST. MATTHEW’S HOLY CHURCH pre 1970
4001 Kennerly Ave. [1970]

ST. MATTHEW’S METHODIST CHURCH [Methodist] pre 1925
1019 Brooklyn, Rev. J. B. Burchfield [1925]

ST. MATTHEW’S MISSION
See ST. MATTHEW’S A.M.E. CHURCH

ST. MATTHEW’S (Missionary) BAPTIST CHURCH [Union Missionary Baptist] (African-American) pre 1929
1128 N. 24th, Rev. F. J. Capshaw, pastor, 1929. 1232 N. 24th St. by 1940. 2301 Cole by 1952. 4225 W. Finney Ave. by 1965. 5400 Union Blvd. After 1970. Currently at 4249 Garfield. [2003]

ST. MATTHEW’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
See ST. MATTHEW’S (German) EVANGELICAL CHURCH

ST. MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS pre 1920
6300 Ellenwood Ave., Rev. George E. Norton [1925]

ST. MICHAEL AND ST. GEORGE EPISCOPAL CHURCH 1912
6345 Wydown & Ellenwood (city?) Rev. Karl Morgan Block, rector, 1929. (aka CHURCH OF ST. MICHAEL & ST. GEORGE EPISCOPAL) [2003]

ST. MICHAEL OF THE CIPANOEDMIND CHURCH pre 1970
2928 N. Newstead Ave. [1970]

ST. MICHAEL (the Archangel) CHURCH [Catholic] (Irish) 1849 – 1957
St. Michael Church was founded as a companion church of St. Patrick Church at 1207 N. 6th St., on Aug. 25, 1849. The founder and first pastor was Rev. J. Higginbotham. After Rev. Higginbotham, Revs. O’Brien, Hogan, later Bishop of Kansas City, Mo., Ryan, Hughes and Brady served as pastors of the parish. The church at 2501 North 11th at Clinton (Jefferson) Street, was completed in 1855, closed Aug. 25, 1957 and was razed later that year to make way for the Mark Twain Expressway. Records at Holy Trinity Church. [1970]

ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH [Orthodox, Russian] 1909
St. Michael’s Church was formed on Oct. 13, 1909 and a house at 1125 Hickory Street was converted the next year for uses as a church. Rev. Alexander Viacheslavor, pastor in 1915. When Orthodox mission churches in America were cut off from support by the Russian mother church, following the 1917 revolution, they had to seek other means of support. When their first church, the converted residence at 1125 Hickory, was condemned, they gained support of former Mayor Henry Kiel to raise funds to buy a lot and construct a church. The building, although modest in size, was dedicated in 1929. Rev. Joseph Hunchak, pastor. 1901 Ann Ave. (at Gravois) by 1930. 1822 Ann Ave. [2003]

ST. NICHOLAS GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH [Orthodox, Greek] 1917
The purchase of the former Grace Lutheran Church at 3120 St. Louis Ave. (at Garrison), marked the start of this parish. Organized by the merger of AGHIA TRIAS & the CHURCH OF EVANGELISMO on Oct. 14, 1917. First priest, Rev. Constantine Liakopoulos. The tornado of 1927 demolished the church at Garrison and St. Louis the parish rented a vacant synagogue for at time at 5000 Enright (at Kingshighway). On Jan. 11, 1931, they laid the cornerstone of their new church at 4967 Forest Park Ave (at Kingshighway). In 1959 the parish congregation voted to stay in the city and enlarged their property. In 1961 the church was expanded and remodeled. [2003]
On Sept. 26, 1919 the St. Nicholas Cemetery Committee purchased two acres of St. Matthew Cemetery and on May 30, 1949 that portion of the cemetery was designated as the American-Hellenic Memorial Cemeteryin honor of the Greek war dead.

ST. NICHOLAS (Mission) CHURCH [Catholic] 1865
Organized November 1865, when a number of parishioners of St. Joseph’s Parish desired to have a church nearer their homes. A lot was pruchased at Nineteenth Street & Lucas Avenue. The cornerstone for the new church was laid on March 4th, 1866, by Archibishop P. R. Kenrick. First pastor was Rev. Nicholas Staudinger (1866-76), assisted by Rev. J. A. Schmidt. The new church was dedicated on May 19th, 1867, in honor of St. Nicholas of Myra. After this came Caspar Duebbener (1876-78) and Joseph Schaefers (1878-1907). Once located at 1831 Lucas Avenue (at 19th St.). Currently at 701 N. 8th. [2003]

ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH [Catholic] (Irish) 1846 - 1973 (razed)
St. Louis' Irish Catholics founded St. Patrick's Church in the mid-1840s, and shortly thereafter the second Irish church, St. John the Apostle Church, was opened. Organized by Vicar-General Joseph Anthony Lutz, and became the mother-church of all Irish-American parishes in St. Louis. Some early pastors included Rev. Lutes, Rev. Hamilton, Rev. Wheeler, Rev. Ward, Rev. Higginbotham, Rev. Wheeler, and Rev. Fox. In 1861 Rev. James Mc Caffrey assumed charge of the old St. Patrick’s. During the 35 years of his rectorate the parished reached the height of its prosperity. Many Irish settled in St. Louis during the potato blight and in 1849 a third Irish parish was opened, named St. Michael Church. Father Timothy Dempsey, pastor in 1898-1921+, was noted for his work with the City's poor. Located at 1201 North 6th St., near Biddle, church erected that year. Early parish records destroyed in fire late 1910’s. [1940]

ST. PAUL CHURCH OF TRUTH pre 1960
3345 Delmar Blvd. [1960]

ST. PAUL EVANGELICAL (and Reformed) CHURCH [Evangelical] 1848
Organized Oct. 23, 1848, first pastor Rev. Adolph Baltzer, first services were in a rented house.. In 1850 they built their first home, a frame structure at 1808 S. 9th (at Lafayette) and dedicated Feb. 17,1850. This building was sold to a Slovak Roman Catholic congregation in 1924. A new church was built on this site in 1874 and destroyed by the tornado of 1896, but replaced in 1897. The current structure, their fourth, was built in 1931 at 3510 Giles (at Potomac St.). Designed by Hoener, Baum & Froese, and dedicated May 15, 1932. Became UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST in 1957. [2003]
In 1890 the congregation purchased land for a cemetery at Kingshighway and Gravois which served the congregation till 1925 when they acquired 122 acres at Rock Hill & Watson Rd. The remains (10,000) were moved to this cemetery, known as ‘St. Paul’s Churchyard’

ST. PAUL FRIEDEN’S EVANGELICAL CHURCH
See JESUS (Evangelical & Reformed) CHURCH

ST. PAUL HOLY CHRISTIAN CHURCH [Christian] pre 1946
1243 N. Garrison Ave. [1952]

ST. PAUL NATIONAL HOLY SPIRITUAL CHURCH OF GOD [Spiritualist] pre 1955
2837 Cass [1970]

ST. PAUL THE APOSTLE CHURCH [Catholic] (Irish) 1891 – 1897
St. Paul the Apostle Church was founded by Rev. John T. J. Tuohy, succeeded by Rev. O. J. McDonald. Church was dedicated in 1892 at Finney and Pendleton in Grand-Prairie area. The location was moved in 1897 to ST. ANN, MOTHER, B.V.M. CHURCH at Page and Whittier. (4001 Jennings?) COUNTY? [1897]

ST. PAUL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
See ST. PAUL EVANGELICAL (and Reformed) CHURCH

ST. PAUL’S A. M. E. CHURCH [African Methodist Episcopal] (African-American) 1841
St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church was organized by Rev. William Paul Quinn in 1841 and is the oldest A. M. E. church west of the Mississippi. The congregation originally met in a log cabin at the end of Main on 11th st., but soon moved to an old Presbyterian mission at 7th and Washington. They moved to a new location at 11th and Green (now Lucas) in 1852, with a brick structure replacing this church in 1871. In 1883 it was the largest African-American Methodist congregation in the City with 1200 communicants. Their new church at the southwest corner of 2800 Lawton (at 15 N. Leffingwell) was dedicated in March 1891, now razed as part of the Mill Creek redevelopment. Believed to have been the only church in St. Louis built by and for and African-American congregation at that time and the first west of the Mississippi. Since 1962 they have been located at 1260 Hamilton and Julian, in the Cabanne district. (aka ST. PAUL’S CHAPEL, ST. PAUL’S EVANGELICAL CONGREGATION) [2003]

ST. PAUL’S CHAPEL
See ST. PAUL’S A.M.E. CHURCH

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH [Episcopal] 1840-1867
St. Paul Church was organized on April 20, 1840 as a mission at 5th and Wash (now Cole). Their first rector was Rev. Mr. Minard, the former assistant at Christ Church. Building sold in 1856 and they worshipped in various locations until their new building was completed in 1857 at 17th and Olive, but financial matters ad the Civil War caused its merger with Christ Church. Officially dissolved in 1867. Aka ST. PAUL’S (Protestant) EPISCOPAL CHURCH. [1867]

ST. PAUL’S CHURCH [Evangelical Lutheran, MO Synod] (German) pre 1875
Henry St. near Bryan Ave. Rev. Immanuel H. Achille, pastor. Prairie Ave (at Von Phul) in 1885. 2137 East John in 1955. [1964]

ST. PAUL’S CHURCH
See ST. PAUL'S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH

ST. PAUL’S CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST [C.O.G.I.C.] pre 1965
4366 Lee Ave. [1970]

ST. PAUL’S COLORED BAPTIST CHURCH
See FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH (of St. Louis City)

ST. PAUL’S ENGLISH EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN [Evangelical Lutheran] 1906
1034 S. Kingshighway Blvd. 3670 Potomac by 1915. [1915]

ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
See ST. PAUL’S (Protestant) EPICOPAL CHURCH

ST. PAUL’S EVANGELICAL CONGREGATION
See ST. PAUL EVANGELICAL (& REFORMED) CHURCH

ST. PAUL’S (Evangelical) FRIEDENS CHURCH
See ST. PAUL’S GERMAN EVANGELICAL CHURCH

ST. PAUL’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH [Evangelical Lutheran German] pre 1890
Prairie Ave. (ne cor Von Phul/Hutchinson?) Rev. John F. Koestering, pastor. 3670 Potomac in 1920? 2137 East John Ave. in 1924. [2002]

ST. PAUL’S FRIEDENS CHURCHST. PAUL EVANGELICAL (and Reformed) CHURCH
See ST. PAUL’S GERMAN EVANGELICAL CHURCH

ST. PAUL'S GERMAN EVANGELICAL CHURCH [Evangelical] 1848-1970?
Organized Oct. 1848, St. Paul’s German Evangelical Church occupied it's first church at 1810 S. 9th (at Lafayette) in 1850, the Rev. A. Baltzer, pastor. A larger church on the same site was dedicated in 1874, but was wrecked by the 1896 tornado. This church was rebuilt at Thirteenth Street and Allen Avenue, but later sold to a St. Lucas Slovak Catholic Church congregation. In 1932 they moved to 3510 Giles (at Potomac). [1970]

ST. PAUL’S GERMAN METHODIST CHURCH [Methodist] 1891
2915 Mc Nair Ave. Organized as a mission of the Eighth Street German Church [1891]

ST. PAUL’S GERMAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH [Methodist Episcopal] pre 1875
Sophia between Arsenal & Pestalozzi, Rev. Louis Kessler, pastor in 1880. [1880]

ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH [Lutheran] 1862
St. Paul Lutheran Church met originally in a hall at what is now DeSoto and Benedict Street. They moved to a small frame church in 1863, then a brick church on Prairie Avenue in 1873. That church was destroyed by fire in 1922. Present structure was built in 1926, restored from fire of Dec. 26,1990 and rededicated July 21, 1991. Located at 2137 East John Avenue, (at W. Florrisant), in the Bissell area. [2003]

ST. PAUL’S METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, South
See ST. PAUL’S (United) METHODIST CHURCH, South

ST. PAUL’S MISSION [Episcopal] 1872-?
Opened in 1872 at Biddle and Carr as a mission of Trinity. No further information.

ST. PAUL’S MISSION (Evangelical Lutheran] (English) pre 1905
4476 Chouteau Ave., Rev. George H. Reen, pastor. [1905]

ST. PAUL’S MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH [Missionary Baptist] pre 1920
4447 Cote Brilliante [1946-1970] 1027 N. Vandeventeer Ave. [1965]
1621 Franklin [1964] 4047 West Belle Pl. [1955]
1901 Morgan (at 19th ) Street [1930]

ST. PAUL’S MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH No. 2 [Missionary Baptist] pre 1970
4505a W. Easton Ave. [1970]

ST. PAUL’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH [Presbyterian] 1911
5209 Lilian Ave. (at Ruskin) Rev. Talmage Witt, pastor, 1929 [1970]

ST. PAUL’S (Protestant) EPISCOPAL CHURCH [Protestant Episcopal] 1868
Organized Sept. 1868, St. Paul's Church held services in rented quarters in Blow School and "Lafayette Hall" until their church was completed in 1870. The church was located on 3rd near Lafayette (West Soper St. & Minnesota Ave.) in Carondelet with Rev. O. H. Staples as pastor. Church moved one block to 6516 Michigan in 1890. The church's present address at 6518 Michigan (and Malt Ave.) was dedicated 1913, Roth & Study, architects. Rev. George S. Gresham, rector, 1929. Marker in front yard of this church is the SE corner of the old Carondelet Common Fields, set there in the late 1700s. (aka ST. PAUL’S, SOUTH ST. LOUIS) [2003]

ST. PAUL’S, SOUTH ST. LOUIS [Episcopal]
See ST. PAUL’S (Protestant) EPICOPAL CHURCH

ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
See ST. PAUL’S GERMAN EVANGELICAL CHURCH

ST. PAUL’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
See ST. PAUL METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, South

ST. PETER’S A. M. E. CHURCH [African Methodist Episcopal African-American] 1847

ST. PAUL’S (Protestant) EPISCOPAL CHURCH
See ST. PAUL’S CHURCH

ST. PAUL’S (Protestant) EPISCOPAL CHURCH [Protestant Episcopal] 1868
Organized Sept. 1868, St. Paul's Church held services in rented quarters in Blow School and "Lafayette Hall" until their church was completed in 1870. The church was located on 3rd near Lafayette (West Soper St. & Minnesota Ave.) in Carondelet with Rev. O. H. Staples as pastor. Church moved one block to 6516 Michigan in 1890. The church's present address at 6518 Michigan (and Malt Ave.) was dedicated 1913, Roth & Study, architects. Rev. George S. Gresham, rector, 1929. Marker in front yard of this church is the SE corner of the old Carondelet Common Fields, set there in the late 1700s. (aka ST. PAUL’S, SOUTH ST. LOUIS) [2003]

ST. PAUL’S, SOUTH ST. LOUIS [Episcopal]
See ST. PAUL’S (Protestant) EPISCOPAL CHRUCH

ST. PAUL’S TEMPLE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH [Missionary Baptist] pre 1970
3000 Caroline St. [1970]

ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
See ST. PAUL’S GERMAN EVANGELICAL CHURCH

ST. PAUL’S (United) METHODIST (Episcopal) CHURCH, South [Methodist Episcopal] 1841
St. Paul's Methodist Church South had it's beginning as the MOUND MISSION of the old Fourth Street Church in 1841, the same year that north St. Louis was annexed to the city. Services were held in the Washington Chapel on Mullanphy near 2nd. The 1844 flood caused a move to Broadway near Mound. The church's affiliation with the Southern Church came about this time due to dissension in Methodism about the slavery issue. St. Paul's first permanent church was called MOUND CHURCH, located at 10th and Chamber in 1850, later located at 1927 St. Louis ave. (aka ST. PAUL’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH [1970]

ST. PETER’S A. M. E. CHURCH [African Methodist Episcopal African-American] 1847
St. Peter A. M. E. Church was the second African Methodist church west of the Mississippi. The first church was erected at Elliott (nw cor Montgomery), pre 1895. A second church on that site was destroyed by the 1927 tornado. They found a temporary home in the YWCA at 711 Garrison (at Lucas) in 1929. 2631 Elliott Ave., by 1925?. 2801 Gamle in 1930, 2633 Baldwin in 1935. 2629-31 Elliott by 1952.The church moved to it's present location, 4730 {4726) Margaretta, in 1962. This building was previously used by the Salem Evangelical Church. Aka ST. PETER’S CHAPEL [2003]

ST. PETER’S BAPTIST CHURCH (African-American) pre 1929
2920 Market, Rev. B. W. Harris, pastor, 1929. 2647 Lawton by 1940 [1940]

ST. PETER’S CHAPEL
See ST. PETER’S A.M.E. CHURCH

ST. PETER’S CHURCH [Episcopal] 1868
See ST. PETER’S (Protestant) EPISCOPAL CHURCH

ST. PETER’S CHURCH pre 1960
2426 Marcus Ave. [1965]

ST. PETER’S EVANGELICAL & REFORMED CHURCH (Evangelical & Reformed] 1843
Organized by Rev. G. W. Wall, a German missionary sent to serve in America, on July 1843, at 15th and Carr Sts. Damaged by a tornado in Jan. 1890 a new church built in 1906 at 4015 St. Louis (at Warne Ave.). Dedicated Mar. 6, 1910, as the GERMAN EVANGELICAL CHURCH OF ST. LOUIS. Sold in 1972 to Lively Stone Church of God. A sister church to St. Marcus, which after formation of the two churchs Rev. J. J. Ries became their pastor. Became United Church of Christ in 1957. Moved to Stein Rd. (at W. Florissant) in 1966, where a chapel was dedicated. Aka EVANGLISCHE ST. PETRI KIRCHE [2003]
In the early days members were buried in a cemetery at Lemp & Cherokee owned jointly with St. Marcus. In 1855 the church acquired 128 acres for St. Peter’s cemetery, at Lucas & Hunt.

ST. PETER’S (Evangelical) LUTHERAN CHURCH [Evangelical Lutheran] 1895
Organized Mar. 6, 1895 in the Rock Springs, or Tower Grove Lutheran school district, in the home of H. Wedde (4318 Manchester), , grew out of a mission opened by Christ Lutheran Church.. In June 1902 the congregation purchased a site at Swan (Vista) & Newstead but construction of their church was begun until May 1907. Cornerstone of present church at 1126 S. Kingshighway (63110) was laid in 1926, and the present group of buildings, church, hall and parsonage, were completed May 30, 1926. [2003]

ST. PETER’S FREE CHAPEL
See ST. PETER’S (Protestant)EPISCOPAL CHURCH

ST. PETER’S GERMAN EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN
See ST. PETER’s (Evangelical) LUTHERAN CHURCH

ST. PETER’S HOUSE OF PRAYER pre 1952
4454 Greer Ave. 4249 W. Garfield Av. By 1970. Currently at 1065 Mullanphy Ln. [2003]

ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN CHURCH
See ST. PETER’S GERMAN EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN

ST. PETER’S MISSION [Episcopal] 1870?
Olive St. near Grand Ave. [1870?]

ST. PETERS’ MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH [Missionary Baptist] pre 1960
2309 Chouteau in 1960. 3009 Caroline by 1965. [1970]

ST. PETER’S (Protestant) EPISCOPAL CHURCH [Protestant Episcopal] 1872
Organized as ST. PETER’S FREE CHAPEL in 1868. Formed as a mission of Christ Church, by Rev. Edward F. Berkeley, in what had been a skating rink hall on Olive St. (at 32nd). First located at NE corner of Jefferson and Olive in a rented room at "Hart’s Hall", they moved to a stone chapel at NE corner of Grand and Olive in 1873 with Rev. Dr. Berkeley as minister. A stone church was erected in 1893 at the SE corner of 3692 Lindell (at Spring) were they remained until 1949 when the congregation moved to 110 N. Warson, in Ladue. [2003]

ST. PETER’S ROCK (Missionary Baptist)) CHURCH [Missionary Baptist] pre 1940
2809 Howard in 1940. 2950 Cass Ave by 1952. 3057 Sheridan by 1955. 5624 Easton Ave. by 1965. 3062 Sheridan by 1970. [1970]
5719 Easton Ave. [1970] 4250 St. Ferdinand [1965]

ST. PETER’S SPIRITUAL CHURCH [Spiritualist] pre 1940
11249 Glasgow [1955] 4312 Papin [1940-1946]
1408 Glasgow Ave. [1952] 1421 N. Vandeventer Ave. [1940]

ST. PETRI (Peter’s) CHURCH [Evangelical Synod des Westens German] pre 1875
Nw cor Carr & 15th. Rev. Ernst Roos, pastor. 4015 St. Louis Ave., Rev. William Hackman, pastor beginning in 1910 [1946]

ST. PHILIP NERI CHURCH [Catholic] 1919-1993
Organized June 26, 1919, this parished open in 1919 in Walnut Park, at 5036 Thekla (Durant Ave.?) Rev. Thomas D. Kennedy, Chaplain of the 138th (St. Louis) Regiment in World War I, held his first mass in a warehouse near the present church site. Construction began on Nov. 7, 1921. A 1993 merger with ST. ADALBERT and ST. PHILIP NERI resulted in the new church being called ST. SIMON CYRENE. [1993]

ST. PHILIP THE APOSTLE EPISCOPAL CHURCH [Episcopal] 1895-1930
Work started in 1895 with first meeting at "Hart’s Hall", 5443 Easton. Organized as mission of St. James Church. In 1896 a lot was purchased at 1244 Union Blvd. (at 5269 Maple Ave.) and a church was built. Admitted to Convention in 1910 the church burned in 1911. A new building was erected in 1912 on the same lot, Blair Riddington, architect. Merged with ST. LUKE’S CHURCH and ST. TIMOTHY’S CHURCH to form, CHURCH OF THE HOLY APOSTLES in 1930, at the St. Phillip’s location. aka ST. PHILIP’S [1930]

ST. PHILIP’S (Evangelical) LUTHERAN CHURCH [Evangelical Lutheran] (African-American) 1927
4250 St. Ferdinand Aves. (at Goode) Rev. Andrew Schulze, pastor, 1929. Currently located at 2424 Annie Malone Dr. [2003]

ST. PHILIPS MISSION
See CHURCH OF THE HOLY APOSTLES

ST. PIUS V CHURCH [Catholic] 1905
Organized on Oct. 3, 1905 by Father (Msgr.) John Lyons (1905-1940). Their first church consisted on a combined church and school building designed by Joseph Stauder & Sons. Construction of the present church, just north of the first at 3310 S. Grand Blvd. (at Utah) began on Nov. 13, 1916, dedicated Oct. 28,1917. Also know as POPE ST. PIUS CHURCH. [2003]

ST. RANGER’S HOME BAPTIST CHURCH [Baptist] pre 1935
1723 Biddle [1935]

ST. RAPHAEL THE ARCHANGEL [Catholic] 1951?
6047 Bishop’s Place (6000 Jamieson & 6449 Highfield Rd) (St. Louis Hills) by 1960. Architect A. F. & Arthur Stauder [2003]

ST. RAYMOND OF LEBANON 1913
Organized July 15, 1913 under Fr. Joseph Karam (1913-1944), the second Maronite church in St. Louis. 933 La Salle St. The church had no pastor for 22 years, from thetime Rev. Karam died in 1944 unil 1966 when Rev. Robert J. Shaheen assumed the post. Saved by a $1 million dollar fundraising drive in 1970 for a new building on a tract of ground behind the old church and facing into a courtyard and fountain, not the street. New church was dedicated Nov. 16, 1975. (aka ST. RAYMOND’S MARONITE CHURCH) 931 Lebanon Dr. [2003]

ST. RAYMOND’S MARONITE CHURCH
See ST. RAYMOND OF LEBANON

ST. ROCH’S CHURCH [Catholic] 1911
Founded in a small neighborhood store at 6008 Kingsbury Blvd., in Sept. 1911. According to parish history the church owes its name to a parishioner who was the highest bidder at a church fund-raiser. The last of a chain of parishes marching eastward from St. Ann’s parish in Normandy, which ended with St. Roch. By 1911 Rev. George P. Kuhlman was appointed pastor of the as yet un-named parish, which started in a storefront on Kingsbury Blvd. The church cornerstone wasn’t laid until 1921 with dedication on Nov. 22, 1922. 6060 Waterman Blvd. (at Rosedale Ave.) [2003]

ST. ROSE BAPTIST CHURCH [Baptist] pre 1935
3033 Semple Ave. [1946]

ST. ROSE OF LIMA CHURCH [Catholic] 1876
Starting in 1876, a small chapel at Hamilton & Minerva was created by the Jesuit Fathers of Florissant, as a mission of St. Anne’s Church of Normandy. A congregation developed in this forested area west of the city and was relinquished to Rev. James J. McGlynn (1884-1936) who was appointed pastor of the St. Rose of Lima Church in 1884. They moved the site to the corner of Etzel and Goodfellow, where the church was dedicated on June 21, 1885. The present church at 1001 Goodfellow (NW corner of Maple) was dedicated in 1910. [1989]

ST. ROSE’S CHURCH
See ST. ROSE OF LIMA CHURCH

ST. STANISLAUS KOSTKA CHURCH [Catholic] (Polish) 1882
The first Polish Church in St. Louis, St. Stanislaus Church, was consecrated on Nov. 12,1882 with Franciscan Father, Rev. Sebastian Gebulla (1882-85) as their first pastor. Father Urban Stanowski (1886-1927) took charge of the parish in 1886. Present church was completed and dedicated Sept. 1892, and incorporated the same year, thus giving control to a Board of Directors rather than the Archidiocese. In 1912 the church removed a distinctive exterior dome sheathed in copper. The mother church of Polish parishes including St. Casimir Church, St. Hedwig Church, and Our Lady of Czestochowa Church. After a fire in 1929, the congregation installed new windows designed by parishioner Michael Olszewski. The parish lost most of its neighborhood in the 1950s with clearance for the Pruitt-Igoe housing project, and in the 1970s became virtually isolated. However the parish has maintained its Polish-American heritage and tradition and outlasted the housing project. Located at 1407 North 20th Street at Cass. Part of the Kerry Patch area (now Carr Sqaure). Designated a City Landmark in March 1976 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 10, 1979 when a fund raising campaign was begun to restore the building. [1986]

ST. STEPHEN A.M.E. CHURCH [A.M.E.] pre 1946
3507 Easton Ave. [1946]

ST. STEPHEN OF HUNGARY PARISH [Catholic] 1934
1041 Chouteau by 1940. Located for a time in the former St. Mary of Victories Church. Current name may again be St. Mary of Victories. [1952]

ST. STEPHEN PROTOMARTYR [Catholic] 1826-
3945 Wilmington in 1930. 3949 Wilmington [1989]

ST. STEPHEN’S EPISCOPAL
See ST. STEPHEN’S (Memorial Protestant) EPISCOPAL CHURCH

ST. STEPHEN’S EVANGELICAL (& Reformed) CHURCH (of Baden) [Evangelical] 1896
Organized Mar. 24, 1896 by Rev. Karl Struckmeier, St. Stephen’s Evangelical Church was dedicated on Dec. 20, 1896. The denomination changed its name in 1934 when the Evangelical and Reformed churches merged. In Sept. 1938 the present church at 8500 Halls Ferry (at 1105 Mc Laren), designed by Manske & Dieckmann of St. Louis, was completed. Presently called ST. STEPHEN’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST. [2003]

ST. STEPHEN’S (Evangelical) LUTHERAN CHURCH [Evangelical Lutheran] (Missouri Synod) 1930
Organized in January 1930 as the result of efforts by Dr. Walter A. Maier of Concordia Seminary and the Student Missionary Society from the seminary. Building formerly St. George’s Episcopal Church, 515 Pendleton Ave. (at 4301 Olive St.) [2003]

ST. STEPHEN’S HOUSE
See ST. STEPHEN’S (Memorial Protestant) EPISCOPAL CHURCH

ST. STEPHEN’S (Memorial Protestant) EPISCOPAL CHURCH [Protestant Episcopal] 1887
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church was founded as a mission (ST. STEPHEN’S HOUSE) on Jan. 27, 1887 and met in stores around 1204 S. 7th (at Hickory St), in the ‘French Market’ area. Rev. C. M. Ellingham, pastor. In 1894 a church was built at 6th and (520) Rutger Streets under the direction of Rev. Gustavus Tuckerman, architects Moulton, Pallen c Ardle. Rev. R. W. E. Greene was their minister and he organized the congregation as a parish which was admitted to Convention in 1921. A new church to, serve the area near City Hospital was built at 1400 Park Avenue (at 14th Street) in 1961. (aka ST. STEPHEN’S MISSION) [2003]

ST. STEPHEN’S MISSION
See ST. STEPHEN’S (Memorial Protestant) EPISCOPAL CHURCH

ST. STEPHEN’S (Missionary) BAPTIST CHURCH [Berean Missionary Baptist] (African-American) pre 1920
2907 Chouteau in 1920. 105 S. 22nd St., Rev. M. Bell, pastor, 1929. 3914 Fairfax Ave in 1930.
3601 Windsor [1960-1970] 3651 N. Market [1970-2003]

ST. STEPHEN’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
See ST. STEPHEN’S EVANGELICAL (& Reformed) CHURCH (of Baden)

ST. TERESA OF AVILA [Catholic] (Irish) 1865
Founded by Rev. Francis P. Gallagher (1865-75), the cornerstone of their first church was laid May 14,1865 and dedicated Sept. 23, 1866. Cornerstone of present church was laid on Pentecost Sunday, June 3rd, 1900 and dedicated Oct. 6, 1901. In the mid 1960s the church was placed under the care of the Montfort Fathers, an order dedicated to urban missionary work. Today the parish is predominantly black, with members coming from suburban areas. Located at at 2405 N. Grand Ave. [1989]

ST. THOMAS CHAPEL [Catholic] 1872
A Jesuit chapel located on "College Hills Farm" in 1872 that formed the nucleus of HOLY NAME parish. [1872]

ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH For the Deaf
See ST. THOMAS MISSION TO THE DEAF

ST. THOMAS MISSION TO THE  Deaf [Episcopall] 1875
Work among the deaf started on a national basis in 1875. Mission was organized in 1891 and they worshipped in Bofinger Chapel at Christ Church Cathedral, 1210 Locust (corn. 13th) Rev. J. H. Cloud, rector. Moved to GRACE CHURCH, Kirkwood in 1999? (aka ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH for the Deaf [1999]

ST. THOMAS OF AQUIN CHURCH [Catholic] (Irish) 1882
The parish of St. Thomas Aquin Church was organized in 1882 by the Franciscan Fathers and the English speaking members of St. Anthony Church. The congregation first worshiped in the chapel of Alexian Brother's Hospital until their church was completed in 1883, at Iowa and Osage Sts. Rev. David J. Doherty (1883-1834) was the first pastor, followed by Rev. Martin S. Brennan (1884-91). Damaged in the 1896 tornado, the current church was completed in 1926 at 3949 Iowa Avenue. [1970]

ST. THOMAS ROMANIAN ORTHODOX [Eastern Orthodox Church Federation] 1946
1427 Missouri in 1946. 5624 S. Compton by 1952. Facing Francis Park in St. Louis Hills, at 6501 Nottingham Ave. (at Donovan) Dedicated Oct. 1959 by Rev. Coriolan Isacu. [2003]

ST. TIMOTHY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH [Missionary Baptist] pre 1970
5994 Plymouth Ave. Currently at 6333 Easton Ave. [2003]

ST. TIMOTHY’S CHURCH [Episcopal] 1896-1930
Organized as a mission in 1896, closed in 1898. Reorganized as a mission of St. James Church in a rented building at Greer & Marcus in 1905. Moved to Euclid and Terry in 1912. Merged with the CHURCH OF ST. PHILIP THE APOSTLE and ST. LUKE’S CHURCH to form CHURCH OF THE HOLY APOSTLES. [1930]

ST. TIMOTHY’S (Protestant) EPISCOPAL CHURCH [Protestant Episcopal] 1907
3220 Marcus Ave. in 1915. 2853 N. Euclid (at Terry) Rev. A. P. Rein, Acting Rector, 1929 [1930]

ST. TIMOTHY’S MISSION [Episcopal] pre 1910
3032 Marcus, served from Cathedral in 1910. 3220 Marcus Ave. in 1915. 2920 Marcus Ave. Merged in 1930 with ST. LUKE’S MISSION to form CHURCH OF THE HOLY APOSTLES. [1930]

ST. TRINITY [Greek Orthodox] pre 1911
19th & Morgan [1911]

ST. TRINITY (Evangelical) LUTHERAN CHURCH [Evangelical Lutheran] (German) 1859
Organized June 1859 by H. Landmann, W. Trampa, M. Koehler, W. Lange and H. Klages. St. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church's first home was on the west side of 6th (now Vermont) between Robert and Koeln, were a modest frame building was erected. In 1872 growth necessitated the erection of the present church, which was dedicated June 29th of that year at 517 W. Koeln (at 7412 Vermont), in the Carondelet neighborhood. [2003]
Since 1863 they have maintained their own cemetery, comprising 30 acres on Lemary Ferry Rd. about 2 miles beyond the city limits.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL CHURCH [Catholic] (Irish) 1838
St. Vincent Church was organized in 1838 by Father John Timon of the Vincentian Fathers (of Irish extraction, came with his parents to St. Louis as a child in 1819). Intended to serve both the English- and foreign-speaking Catholics in the Soulard area, this attracted a cosmopolitan group of parishioners including Germans, Irish, descendants of the founding French gentry, and members of the free "colored aristocracy". On April 9, 1839, the cornerstone for the church was laid by Bishop Rosati, on a lot bounded by Marion, Carroll, Eighth and Ninth Streets. Father Timon was succeeded as pastor by Father Francis Xavier Dahman. By the mid 1840s the German Catholic population was estimated at about 7,000 (about one third of the 21,000 Catholic, half of the entire population). In 1875 Father Hennessy was pastor of the English portion, and Father Uhland of the Germans. The cornerstone was laid in March 17, 1844 and consecrated Nov. 5, 1845. 1415 (1427) So. 9th St. (near Park, in the Soulard area.) Designed by Meriwether Lewis Clark, son of famous explorer and Territorial Governor. Received City Landmark status in March 1971.

ST. WENCESLAUS CHURCH [Catholic] (Bohemian/Polish) 1894
St. Wenceslaus Church was dedicated to the Bohemian national saint. This parish was formed by Rev. Joseph Hessoun of St. John Nepomuk Church in 1894, as the second Bohemian church in St. Louis. Rev. Hessoun was suceeded by Rev. John Pekar, as temporary pastor in May 1895 and Rev. John Nekula in 1901. Present structure was completed in 1920-30s at 3012 Oregon Ave. (at Crittenden), in the Compton Hill area. [1970]

SS. CYRIL & METHODIUS POLISH NATIONAL CHURCH [Polish National Catholic] 1908
Formerly the home of North Presbyterian Church, built in 1857 from a design by Eugene L. Greenleaf. Formed by dissident Polish Roman Catholics from St. Stanislaus and St. Casimir’s. SS. Cyril & Methodius was one of the first parishes in what was destined to become the largest American schism of the Roman Catholic Church, their first church west of the Mississippi. 2011 N. 11th St. [2003]

SS. MARY & JOSEPH CHURCH [Catholic] (French) 1823
As early as 1775, a lot between 2nd & 3rd Sts in Carondelet (Priarie Catalan) had been set aside for a church and cemetery. In 1823 the first church was built under direction of Bishop Du Bourg. In 1859, the name of the parish founded as CHURCH OF OUR LADY Of MT. CARMEL (& ST. JOSEPH OF THE ANGELS) in 1824, was changed to ST. MARY AND ST. JOSEPH CHURCH and a new brick church was erected. It was situated on a site north of the earlier structures. First pastor & founder, Fr. Edmond Saulnier. To serve the French Village of Carondelet. New, larger building erected in 1834. In 1841 the church was again rebuilt one last time in 1859. 6304 Minnesota Ave. (At Holly Hills), Carondelet Condemned in 1937 as unsafe. Burial grounds surrounded old church. [2003]

SS. PETER AND PAUL CHURCH [Catholic] (German) 1849
The parish was founded in early 1849, the year of the cholera plague and devasting downtown fire; by Father Simon Sigrist (1849-57). The mother church of south side German Catholics, they started with a little frame church at 8th & Allen Sts. Which was soon replaced by a brick building in 1851. The church was not completed and dedicated until Oct. 23, 1853. The present German Gothic edifice was constructed in 1875, consicrated Dec. 12, 1875. The third building erected in the same city block on a lot purchased from Mr. Allen. Father Francis Goller, born at Freiheithagen, Westphalia was pastor from 1858 –1910 and deserves credit for construction of the church, designed by Franz Georg Himpler. Damaged in the May 1896 tornado it was soon rebuilt. Located at 1924 S. 8th in 1930?) (at Allen Ave), in the Soulard area. Designated a City Landmark in Mar. 1972.
In 1865 the congreagation purchased groun on Gravois Ave. for a cemetery.

SALEM BAPTIST CHURCH [Baptist] pre 1930
3528 Bernard [1930] 2127 Clark [1935]

SALEM EVANGELICAL & REFORMED CHURCH [Evangelical] pre 1935
2936 N. 14th in 1940. 4015 St. Louis Ave. by 1952 [1952]

SALEM EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN [Evangelical Lutheran] 1920
8343 Gravois Ave., Rev. C. A. Soderstrom [2003]

SALEM (German) EVANGELICAL (& Reformed) CHURCH [Evangelical] 1885
Organized Nov. 23, 1885. Salem Evangelical Church began in a house at Margaretta Avenues (and Marcus), by Rev. George Toennies. First pastor Rev. J. J. Fink (1885-97). The congregation occupied a new church at 3936 Shreve and Margaretta in 1898. 4730 Margaretta Avenues (and Marcus) in 1929 [1960]

SALEM GERMAN METHODIST CHURCH [Methodist] (German) 1841
Organized 1841. First quarters at 12th and Wash Sts., followed by 15th and Washington in 1873. Salem German Methodist Church moved from 16th and Wash to Page and Pendleton in 1906. [1906]

SALEM METHODIST (Episcopal) CHURCH [Methodist Episcopal] (German) 1841
Founded Aug. 1841 by Rev. Ludwig S. Jacoby, a converted German Jew. First church located on 4301 Page Blvd. (ne cor Pendleton Ave.) Moved to 1500 Wash by 1905. Last city church erected 1924, 1918 N. Kingshighway Blvd. (at Cote Brilliante) by 1929, Rev. Arthur Halter, pastor. Moved to Lindbergh Blvd (at HWY 40) in 1958 (Ladue) [1958]
Own Old Salem Church Cemetery, 6200 Natural Bridge Rd.

SALEM REFORMED (German) CHURCH [Presbyterian?] 1888
Organized March 25, 1888 as a mission of the Reformed Church of the United States, at 2936 N 14th Sts. (ne cor Sullivan). New church completed at 20th and Warren on Oct. 1, 1891. First pastor, Rev. William F. Horstmeier. [1930]

SALVATION ARMY 1889
Introduced to St. Louis in 1889.
122 N. 7th [1915] 3821 S. Broadway [1965] 1471 Hodiamont Ave. [1930]
11 N. 9th St. [1946] 952 Century Bldg [1946] . 1623 Market [1930]
313 N. 9th St. [1946] 1224 Dillon [1940] 1106 Pine
2936 N. 14th St. [1955] 1455-57 Dodier [1940-1946] 1400 St. Ange [1946]
1519 S. Broadway [1910] 1417 Franklin Ave 4652 St. Louis Ave. [1946]
2315 S. Broadway [1940] 1455 Hodiamont Ave. [1940]
Children’s Home, 1243 N. Garrison Ave. Provincial Headquarters, 100 S. 8th in 1905
Divisional Headquarters, 1411 Franklin Ave. Salvation Army Rescue Home, 3740 Marine Ave. [1889-
Euclid Ave Corp, 2618 Euclid [1964] 1905]
Harbor Light Corp., 915 Market South Side 3707 S. Main [1946]
Inudstrial Home, 100 S. 8th Temple Corp, 3110 Iowa [1964]
Lafayette Park Corp, 1710 Carroll [1964] Tower Grove Citadel – 1324 Tower Grove Ave. [1960-1970]
Northside Corps – 2936 N. 14th St. [1960]
1323 Salisbury Ave. [1964]
1317 Sullivan Ave. [1965-1970]

SALVATOR (German) EVANGELICAL & REFORMED CHURCH [Evangelical] (German) 1906
5610 Thekla Ave. (at Plover) Organized May 1906 as a Ladies Aid Society which blossomed into a congregation. Their first services were held in the barn of Edward Heuet, on Wren Ave. Later a small fram church was built at the current site. Their first pastor was the Rev. Herman Koenig. In 1917 English services were introduced. The Sunday school hall built in 1926 replaced the frame church and an auditorium was used for church services. U.C.C. after 1957 [1965]

SAMARITAN A.M.E. CHURCH
See SAMARITAN (United African) METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH

SAMARITAN ARMY MISSION
2813 Chouteau Ave. [1930]

SAMARITAN METHODIST CHURCH
See SAMARITAN (United African) METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH

SAMARITAN MISSION CHURCH pre 1965
929 N. Vandeventer Ave. [1965]

SAMARITAN (United African) METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH [A.M.E. African-American] 1915
Organized Aug. 1915. First pastor Rev. Martin Luther Jackson. Members moved from East St. Louis to a temporary location on Chouteau in Aug. 1917. Merged with ST. JAMES METHODIST CHURCH in Oct. 1917. 4168 West Belle Place. Rev. A. L. Reynolds, pastor, 1929. 4234 Washington in 1960. [2003]

SAMUEL TEMPLE A.M.E. ZION CHURCH [A.M.E. Zion] pre 1946
2220 Clark Ave. 2800 Clark by 1955. [1955]
see also BROWN SAM’L TEMPLE A.M.E. ZION CHURCH [A.M.E. Zion]

SAMUEL TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST [C.O.G.I.C.] pre 1970
1330 N. Taylor Ave. [1970]

SARAH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST [C.O.G.I.C.] pre 1960
2406 N. Sarah [1970]

SCANDINAVIAN LUTHERAN TRINITY CHURCH [Non-Denominational?] pre 1885
Morgan (at 15th) Rev, Jens Johansen, pastor [1984]

SCHUYLER MEMORIAL HOUSE [Episcopal] 1892-1928
1210 Locust. Designed by Shipley, Rutan & Coolidge (Boston). Demolished in 1928 to allow for construction of the six-story Bishop Tuttle Memorial. [1928]

SCIENCE OF THE SOUL [National Spiritual Alliance] pre 1921
1580 Wellston Pl. , Pastor: Mrs. Albaugh Vien [1921]

SCRUGGS MEMORIAL CHRISTIAN (Colored) METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH [C.M.E.] 1884/1904
3682 Cook Ave.
See COOK AVENUE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, South

SCRUGGS MEMORIAL (First United) METHODIST CHURCH [Methodist] 1905
3646 Fairview Ave. (at Grace Ave.), built in 1930, the first Colonial Revival design in St. Louis. Funds for the building of this structure came in part from the sale of an older house of worship on 3682 Cook Ave. (at Spring Ave.) by 1925. (Scruggs Memorial Methodist Episcopal) Both buildings being named after Richard M. Scruggs, the local department store founder and church benefactor. Originally founded in 1905, Rev. Charles N, Clark was their pastor in 1910. GRAND AVENUE METHODIST joined Scruggs Memorial Methodist Episcopal at the new site in 1930. In 1984 the church became part of the South City Parish, six congregations share the services of one pastor with services held at Scruggs & Christy Memoiral UMC. [2003]

SECOND AFRICAN BAPTIST CHURCH [Baptist] (African-American) 1846
Later renamed CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH was organized in 1846. Destroyed by fire in 1972, rebuilt and dedicated Jan. 1976 by Dr. T. E. Huntley. [1976]

SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH [Baptist] 1833
Second Baptist Church started in the school room of Elihu Shephard on 4th St. south of Market, Jan. 6, 1833. An outgrowth of the ‘Baptiste Society’ formed in 1817. In the Second Baptist Church of Jan. 6, 1833 were represented the Cozzens, Stout, Orme, Kerr and other prominent families of St. Louis. Firs pastor: Rev. Archer B. Smith. The congregation purchased the Christ Episcopal Church on Chestnut at 3rd in 1839 with Rev. B. F. Brabrook as pastor, followed by Rev. R. E. Pattison in 1840. In the 1840s they saw Rev. John Mason Peck, Rev. E. Rogers, Rev. I. T. Hinton, and Rev. S. W. Lynd serve the congregation. A larger church was built at 6th and Locust in 1847 and occupied Aug. 13, 1848 under Rev. J. B. Jeter, and was used until 1872 when a stone edifice was located at the NW corner of Locust and Beaumont. NORTH BAPTIST CHURCH merged with them during this time. Moved in 1874 to Beaumont Ave at Locust St., destroyed by fire soon after completion, Jan. 1874. Temporary services held at Shaar Emeth Temple. Moved in 1908 to SE corner of 500 N. Kingshighway and Washington, from a design by Marian, Russell & Garden, Architects. Designated city landmark Jan. 1972. Present congregation at this site is called BAPTIST CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD. The Second Baptist Church congregation is now located at 9035 Clayton and Mc Knight Rd , since 1958. [2003]

SECOND CHRISTIAN FUNDAMENTAL CHURCH [Christian] pre 1955
5019 Morgan Ford Rd. [1960]

SECOND CHURCH [Christian] 1863
Second Church was originally the old NORTH ST. LOUIS CHRISTIAN CHURCH at 11th (ne cor Tyler). Organized as a Sunday school on July 26, 1863, a mission enterprise of First Christian Church. Their first home was a small structure at 8th and Mound Sts. in 1888. Merged with KINGSHIGHWAY CHRISTIAN CHURCH (at Kingshighway and Labadie) to form MEMORIAL BOULEVARD CHRISTIAN CHURCH. [1925]

SECOND CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST [Christian Science] 1910/1940
4223 Washington in 1925. 4234 Washington Blvd. In 1930, Moved to 5807 Murdoch Ave.(4621 S. Kingshighway) in 1940, designed by Carl Schloeman, Chicago. Aka CHELTENHAM CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST. [1970]

SECOND CHURCH OF DELIVERANCE pre 1965
4372 St. Louis Ave. [1965]

SECOND CORINTHIAN BAPTIST CHURCH [Baptist] pre 1965
2352 Hickory [1970]

SECOND EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH [Evangelical Lutheran] pre 1915
2048 Alice Ave., Rev. John J. Meyer, pastor [1915]

SECOND FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH [Baptist] pre 1965
1024 N. Whittier [1965]

SECOND GERMAN CHURCH [Baptist] pre 1905
3331 S. 7th, Rev. John Sievers, pastor [1905]

SECOND GERMAN CHURCH [Cumberland Presbyterian] pre 1880
18th (at Montgomery) Rev. William Goessling, pastor [1880]

SECOND GERMAN CHURCH
See SECOND GERMAN SWEDENBORGIAN CHURCH

SECOND GERMAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH [Methodist Episcopal] 1847
Wash St., between 10th & 11th Sts., J. Schlagenhaur. Pastor 1866. [1866]

SECOND GERMAN PRESBYTERIAN [Presbyterian] 1878
1524 East Grand Blvd. (at N. 19th St.) Organized Mar. 14, 1878 when members of the Walnut Street Church united with members of the Chouteau Avenue Church. Moved to 4524 N. 19th by 1890. Known today as EAST GRAND BLVD. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. [1915]

SECOND GERMAN SWEDENBORGIAN CHURCH [Swedenborgian English] 1879
The Second German Church of New Jerusalem was organized in St. Louis in 1879. A German society organized in 1854 for the growing number of immigrants who followed the teachings of Emmanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), the Swedish scientist, philosopher, and theologian. In 1883 they constructed a church at 2126 St. Louis Avenue (at Rauschenbach). They occupied the building until 1930. Also known as NEW JERUSALEM CHURCH OF THE GLORIFICATION. [1930]

SECOND M.E. CHURCH [Methodist Episcopal, South] pre 1875
Poepping near Benton, Carondelt. Rev. J. W. Robinson, pastor [1875]

SECOND NEW MT. ZION (Missionary) BAPTIST CHURCH [Missionary Baptist] pre 1960
1012 N. Vandeventer Ave. in 1960. 3849 Easton Ave. by 1970. Currently at 4216 W. Lexington. [2003]

SECOND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH [Presbyterian] 1838
Second Presbyterian Church was founded Oct. 10, 1838, in temporary quarters at 5th and Pine as a colony from the First Presbyterian Church, under leadership of Rev. Dr. Hutfied. Rev. A. T. Norton was followed by Rev. Wm. S. Potts as pastor in 1839, and stayed in that position until 1855. A large structure was erected on Oct. 11, 1840 on the NW corner of 5th and Walnut, on a lot purchased from Pierre Chouteau, designed by architect Lucas Bradley. A large part of this congregation formed the Sixteenth Street Presbyterian Church and moved to separate quarters about 1864 at 16th and Walnut. Meanwhile, the Second Presbyterian Church moved westward in 1870 to a new stone building on Lucas (Locust) Place at 17th, under Rev. Samuel Jack Niccolls (1865-1915). In 1896 it's current home was moved to the NW corner of 4501 Westminister and Taylor in the Central West End, designed by Theodore Link, dedicated Nov. 25, 1900. Renovated between 1985 and 1987. (aka GRAND AVE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH). National Historic Register Sept. 11, 1975. Designated City Landmark Oct. 1975. [2003]

SECOND SPIRITUALIST CHURCH [Organized Spiritualist] pre 1920
Hoenix Hall, Jefferson and Cass Ave., Mrs. Lena Dorner, associate minister [1920] 1469A Hodiamont [1925]

SECOND UNION [Methodist]
See CENTRAL CHURCH

SECOND UNION METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH [Methodist Episcopal] pre 1866-1871
6th St. between Franklin & Wash St., Rev. Henry Cox, pastor, 1866. Continued as CENTRAL CHURCH around 1871. [1871]

SECOND UNITED BAPTIST CHURCH [Baptist]pre 1965
4001 N. 25th St. [1970]

SECOND UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH [Presbyterian] 1883
3602 (3600) Forest Park Blvd. (at S. Grand) Deeded to the church by Mr & Mrs Phillip Gibson. Organized Oct. 22, 1883 from a Sunday school started in 1881 by members of First United Church (19th & Morgan). Frame building first erected on Grand Ave., an unpaved road in those days. The section which the church faced was cut through the Wesleyan Cemetary which bordered it on the east from Laclede to Market, 3602 Forest Park Ave. First pastor, Rev. T. C. Mc Kelvey (7/1/83-7/85). Addition made to church in 1888. Last city location built in 1894. Moved to Chambers Rd & West Dell Dr. (Dellwood) in 1953. Aka GRAND AVENUE UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH [1953]

SEMPLE AVENUE BAPTIST (Mission) CHURCH [Baptist] 1904
3311 Semple Ave., Rev. George Clemens in 1915. 3033 Semple, Rev. S. H. More, pastor, 1929 [1930]

SERBIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH
See HOLY TRINITY SERBIAN EASTERN ORTHODOX

SERVIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH pre 1915
722 Barry (different from above) [1915]

SEVENTH CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST [Christian Science] 1921
Organized Dec. 6, 1921 by a group of former Third Church members. Services were held at South End Masonic Temple until Aug. 1922 and later in a remodeled home at 309 Kraus St. by 1925. In 1928 they moved to 6102 (6100) S. Grand Blvd until their church was finished in April 1931. 6336 Tennessee by 1935. 1123 Holly Hills Ave. by 1965. [1970]

SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH [Seventh Day Adventist] pre 1890
Chippewa (cor. Oregon Ave.) (German), 3029 N. Newstead (at Delmar) [1905-25]
Rev. A. A. Meyer, pastor [1905]
1208 N. Sarah [1925]
705 N. Jefferson Ave.
2957 Sheridan Ave. [1900]
4206a Maffitt (Colored) [1905]
4234 Washington Blvd [1940] See CENTRAL CHURCH (Seventh Day Adventist)
3454 Minnesota Ave. (South) [1920]

SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST BEREAN CHURCH pre 1960
1234 Union Blvd. [1970]

SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CENTRAL CHURCH
See CENTRAL CHURCH [Seventh Day Adventist]

SEVENTH SPIRITUALIST CHURCH [Organized Spritiualist] pre 1920
1903 Rutger, Mrs. Eliz. Gallo, associate minister [1925]

SHAARE EMETH TEMPLE "Gates of Truth" [Jewish Reformed] 1865 – razed
This reform Judiasm organization got it's roots from Isaac Hoffheimer and Isaac Fuld in 1865 as "The Temple Association" (later "The Temple Building Association"). The cornerstone of the first Shaare Emeth (Gates of Truth) temple was laid at the NE corner of 17th and Pine in 1867 (dedicated 1869, survived until 1897). Congregation is credited with establishing Mr. Sinai Cemetery in 1869. The first Rabbi was Dr. Solomon H. Sonnenscheim (1869 - 1886). Later on Sonnenscheim started Temple Israel with a group from his old congregation. Rabbi Samuel Sale was at Shaare Emeth from 1887 - 1919. Congregation later moved to large stone temple at SE corner of 3858 Lindell and Vandeventer, dedicated 1/15/1897. This temple was razed in 1929 to widen Vandeventer. They then moved to 6900 Delmar (at Trinity) in University City in 1932, site of the Old Egyptian Building. Designed by Alfred S. Alschuler. Shaare Emeth has since moved to 11645 Ladue Road, St. Louis, MO. [1932]
7SHAARE JERUSALEM [Jewish] pre 1930
2111 Biddle [1930]

SHAARE ZEDEK CONGREGATION "Gates of Righteousness" [Jewish] (Orthodox) 1905
A small group of Lithuanian Jews chartered this congregation on Oct. 27, 1905. First location was in rented quarters at Vendeventer & Finney. First cleric was Rev. J. Korn. Proposals in 1913 and again in 1916 failed to merge Shaare Zedek abd V’Nai Amoona. Purchased first building for synagogue at 4557 Cook Ave at Taylor. Construction of a new synagogue in 1913, the first temple ever erected by a St. Louis Orthodox congregation, at 4570 Page Blvd & West End Ave. 4700 Page Ave by 1940. 5470 Delmar Blvd by 1946?. The congregation later moved t St. Louis County and sold the synagogue to Pleasant Green Baptist in 1945. [1945]

SHAARE ZION CONGREGATION [Jewish] pre 1940
1395 Blackstone Ave. [1952]

SHADY GROVE (Missionary) BAPTIST [Missionary Baptist] pre 1920
2203 Randolph, Rev. A. Collins in 1920. 2727 Thomas by 1955 [1955]

SHADY GROVE SPIRITUALIST CHURCH [Spiritualist] pre 1935
1020 N. 13th St. [1935]

SHAREI THILLIM CONGREGATION [Jewish] (Eastern Orthodox) 1862?
1300 Carr (at 13th) till 1888. Charter taken over from Chevrah Kadisha in 1904. Merged with CHEVRAH KADISHA ADAS B’NAI ISRAEL (Yeshurun) CONGREGATION. 537 De Baliviere Ave. by 1952. Merged with TPHERIS ISRAEL CONGREGATION in 1959 to become TPHERIS ISRAEL-CHEVRAH KADISHA. [1955]

SHARIS SPHARD CONGREGATION [Jewish] pre 1946
1500 Cole (same as SHEERITH S’FARD?) [1955]

SHARON (Primitive) BAPTIST CHURCH [Baptist] pre 1935
5346 Lillian Ave. in 1935. 2354 Lafayette Ave. [1940]

SHAW AVENUE (Blvd.) (United) METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH [Methodist   Episcopal, South] 1898
Site purchased and presented to congregation by Samuel Cupples. Established 1897 by St. Louis Epworth League Union. Opened as a mission Sunday school in a little store at 1604 Tower Grove Ave. Organized Jan. 1898 in a frame building at Tower Grove and Mc Ree Ave. Formerly home of a Presbyterian congregation, their first minister was Rev. William H. Blake. Moved by 1905 to 4265 Shaw Ave. First known as TYLER PLACE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH., Rev. William H. Blake, first pastor. Church completed Apr. 17,1906 at 4265 Shaw & Tower Grove. Present site consecrated May 24, 1970 [2003]

SHAW LUTHERAN MISSION [Lutheran] pre 1925
1816 Klemm [1925]

SHEERITH ISRAEL CONGREGATION "Remnants of Israel" [Jewish] (Polish Orthodox) 1868
Founded through the efforts of Abraham Tuchler, the Congregation was known as "Krakower Shul". By the early 1880s they were established as the largest Orthodox Congregation in St. Louis. Rev. J. Rosenblatt served as pastor until Rabbi Aaron Levy joined the Congregation in 1883 at 6th St. between Franklin & Wash. 9th & Franklin by 1885, 11th (sw cor. Franklin Ave.) in 1890. Congregatin was disbanded by 1900 and most members joined B’Nai Amoona Congregation. [1900]
Established it's own cemetery in 1871.

SHEERITH S'FARD [Jewish] (Russian) 1887
Sometimes referred to a ANSHEI S'FARD, this group was the first orthodox congregation to purchase its own synagogue in St. Louis (715 Carr St), Joseph Smith, rabbi 1890. Made up mainly of the poor Jewish immigrants from Russia. 921 N. 9th St. by 1895, Rev. Solomon Glassman, rabbi. 1500 Wash, Rev. Z. Rosenfeld by 1900. (aka SHEERITH Z’FARD) [1940]

SHEERITH SPHALT
See SHEERITH S’FARD

SHELAH TEMPLE pre 1965
1510 Union Blvd [1965]

SHELDON MEMORIAL
See ETHICAL SOCIETY OF ST. LOUIS

SHELEH CHURCH OF CHRIST [Church of Christ] pre 1955
4469 Washington Ave. [1955]

SHENANDOAH AVENUE TABERNACLE [Baptist] pre 1910
Shenandoah Ave. (sw cor 7th) Rev. G. W. Chessman, pastor [1910]

SHEVRA KADUSHA [Jewish] pre 1890
924 N. 7th, Rabbi A. L. Albertstein [1890]

SHILOH APOSTOLIC (Lighthouse) CHURCH [Apostolic] pre 1952
3330 Franklin Ave. in 1952. 1815 Franklin by 1955. 2931 Franklin by 1960. [1960]

SHILOH BAPTIST CHURCH [Berean Missionary Baptist] (African-American) 1915
4279 Garfield Ave. in 1915. 4249 W. Garfield Ave. by 1920. 2726 Pine, Rev. S. M. Carey, pastor in 1929. 2319 Wash by 1935. 2745 Wash by 1940. 3110 Franklin Ave. by 1946. (also 2648 Papin in 1946. 4373 Finney. (Same as SHILOH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH?) [1989]

SHILOH CHURCH OF GOD [C.O.G.I.C.] pre 1960
4369 N. Market in 1960. 4100 Washington Blvd . (aka SHILOH TEMPLE) [2003]

SHILOH METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH [Methodist Episcopal] (African-American) pre 1925
214 N. 21st [1925]

SHILOH MISSION pre 1915
1827 Franklin Ave. [1915]

SHILOH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH [Missionary Baptist] (African-American) pre 1920
2127 Clark Ave. [1952-1955] 4272 Finney Ave. [1965] 3101 Franklin [1946-1970]
2701 Delmar Blvd [1946] 4373 Finney [1960-2003] 4212 Papin [1925]

SHILOH TEMPLE
See SHILOH CHURCH OF GOD

SHINING LIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH [Baptist] (African-American) pre 1925
1117 Wash, Rev. G. E. Anderson in 1925. 1530 S. 2nd St. by 1940. 2241-43 Chouteau Ave. by 1946. [1952]

SHINING LIGHT MISSION pre 1952
1400 S. 7th St. in 1952. 3018 S. Jefferson Ave. by 1955. [1960]

SHINING LIGHT PENTECOSTAL CHURCH [Pentecostal] pre 1965
3052 Sheridan [1970]

SHINING LIGHT PENTECOSTAL TEMPLE [Pentecostal] pre 1955
2241 Chouteau Ave. in 1955. 3052 Sheridan by 1960 [1960]

SHINING LIGHT TABERNACLE pre 1965
1428 Monroe [1970]

SHINING STAR CHURCH pre 1970
5551 Labadie Ave. [1970]

SHIREI THILLIM
See CHEVRAH KADISHA ADAS B’NAI ISRAEL (Yeshurun)

SHREVE AVENUE SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH [7th Day Adventist] pre 1965
4728 Margaretta Ave. [1965]

SHRINE OF ST. JOSEPH’S
See ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH

SICHRON DAVID pre 1920
2729 Dayton [1920]

SIDNEY STREET PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH [Presbyterian] (German) 1863
Organized May 18, 1863. 2611 Minnesota, Rev. John E. Thomas, pastor, 1929 [1930]

SILOAM BAPTIST [Baptist] pre 1900
710 N. 15th, Rev. George W. Wilson, pastor, Lucas Ave. (cor. 13th) in 1905.

SILVER RIDGE BAPTIST CHURCH [Baptist] pre 1940
3035 Delmar Blvd. (basement) [1940]

SILVER STAR BAPTIST CHURCH [Baptist] pre 1960
3215 Delmar Blvd. In 1960. 2441 N. Spring Ave. by 1970. [1970]

SILVER STAR MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH [Missionary Baptist] pre 1965
3755 Cote Brilliante Ave. [1965]

SIMPSON (Methodist Episcopal) CHAPEL
See TRINITY METHODIST (Episcopal) CHURCH

SISTER CHURCH PRAYER LEAGUE pre 1935
5023 N. Broadway [1935]

SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH of CARONDELET CHAPEL [Catholic] 1897
6400 Minnesota Ave. [1897]

SIXTEENTH STREET CHURCH [Presbyterian] 1853
16th St. at Walnut (aka MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH) [1853]

SIXTH CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST [Christian Science] pre 1920
3736 Natural Bridge Ave. (at Garrison) in Mt. Moriah Temple. Currently located at 8400 N. Broadway [2003]

SIXTH SPIRITUALIST CHURCH {organized Spiritualist] pre 1920
2200 St. Louis Ave., Mrs. Mayme Brennan, assoc. minister in 1920. 2611A Rauschenbach Ave., Mrs. Pabst, assoc. minister in 1925

SIXTH STREET METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH [Methodist Episcopal] 1870?
6th between Franklin Ave. & Wash. Rev. J.Wesley Johnson, pastor [1870?]

SLOAN MISSION [Methodist Episcopal, South] pre 1905
1202 S. 7th, Rev. R. P. Basler, pastor [1905]

SLOVAK EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH
See ST. LUCAS SLOVAK

SOCIETY OF FRIENDS [Quakers] pre 1875
First meetings at home of Edgar & Dorothy Anderson (Director of Shaw’s Garden). Meetings at Union M.E. Church (Locust & 11th) in 1880, Philip G. Dorland, Edith Griffith & Mary Elliott, ministers. Later meetings at YMCA (16th & Locust) in 1936? Currently have meeting house in Soulard at 1001 Park Ave. [2003?]

SOCIETY OF HELPERS OF THE HOLY SOULS [Catholic] 1910/1920s
4012 Washington Blvd. [1920]

SOCIETY OF PRACTICAL CHRISTIANITY [Christian]
See FIRST DIVINE SCIENCE CHURCH OF ST. LOUIS

SOLOMON TEMPLE [Spiritualist] pre 1952
2704 Clark Ave in 1952. (Listed as Jewish/Hebrew in 1955.) [1955]

SOLOMON TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH pre 1946
2142 Market [1946]

SOLOMON TEMPLE MISSIONARY (Baptist) CHURCH pre 1940
2127 Clark Ave. in 1940. 2200 Pine by 1946. 4859 St. Louis Ave. by 1960. [1960]

SOULARD (Market) MISSION [Presbyterian] 1875
Organized July 1875. Carroll & 7th [1885]

SOUTH BENTON MISSION pre 1910
6806 Bleeck Ave., J. K. Byers, supt. [1910]

SOUTH BROADWAY MISSION pre 1925
2836 S. Broadway [1925]

SOUTH BROADWAY SYNAGOGUE pre 1920
302 Soulard [1920]

SOUTH CHURCH [Presbyterian] pre 1875
1322 s. 2nd St. Rev. William H. Rogers, pastor. Moved to 1310 Merchant by 1890. [1890]

SOUTH CHURCH EVANGELICAL
See ST. MARCUS (German) EVANGELICAL & REFORMED CHURCH

SOUTH GALILEE BAPTIST CHURCH [Baptist] pre 1925
2808 Adams, Rev. Melchior Owens [1925]

SOUTH GERMAN EVANGELICAL CHURCH
See ST. MARCUS (German) EVANGELICAL & REFORMED CHURCH

SOUTH MISSION pre 1930
See SOUTHERN MISSION BAPTIST CHURCH

SOUTH ST. LOUIS FIRST CHURCH {Methodist Episcopal, South] pre 1875
Sw cor. 5th & Nebraska Sts., Carondelet. Rev. J. W. Robinson, pastor. Virginia Ave. (at Haven) by 1885. [1885]

SOUTH SIDE
See also SOUTHISDE

SOUTH SIDE ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH [Assembly of God] pre 1952
7300 Virginia [1960]

SOUTH SIDE BAPTIST CHURCH [Baptist] pre 1921
Organized July 6, 1921, 3300 Illinois (at Utah), Rev. A. Linder, pastor by 1930. 8311 Polk in 1935. 922 Hickory by 1952. 3514 Oregon Ave. by 1940. Aka SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH. [2003]

SOUTH SIDE CHURCH [Assembly of God]
See SOUTH SIDE ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH

SOUTH SIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST [Church of Christ] pre 1952
3124 Mt. Pleasant [1952]

SOUTH SIDE CHURCH OF GOD [Church of God] pre 1946
2765 Chouteau Ave. [1946-1955]
3116 St. Vincent [1946-1964]

SOUTH SIDE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE [Church of the Nazarene] pre 1940
7100 Virginia Ave. [2003]

SOUTH SIDE FRIENDLY CHURCH pre 1965
1001 Sidney [1965]

SOUTH SIDE GENERAL BAPTIST CHURCH [Baptist] pre 1960
2843 S. Jefferson [1960]

SOUTH SIDE GOSPEL HALL [Plymouth Brethren] 1926M
5021-23 Morganford Rd. [1940]

SOUTH SIDE GOSPEL MISSION pre 1940
1560 S. 7th St. [1940]

SOUTH SIDE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH [Missionary Baptist] pre 1946
6332 S. Broadway in 1946. 6634 S. Broadway by 1952. 3515 Cass by 1955. 4216 W. Lexington by 1965. [1970]

SOUTH SIDE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH [Pentecostal] pre 1965
5624 S. Compton Ave. [1970]

SOUTH SIDE PENTECOSTAL MISSION [Pentecostal] pre 1946
2706 S. Broadway [1955]

SOUTH SIDE SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH [7th Day Adventist] 1915
3454 Minnesota Ave. in 1925. 3458 Minnesota Ave. in 1929, Rev. Martin Stueckrath, pastor by 1930. 3456 Minnesota in 1935. 3969 Chippewa by 1940. 3963 Chippewa by 1946. [1966]

SOUTH SIDE TRUTH CENTER pre 1935
4386 Bates [1935]

SOUTH SIDE UNITED BAPTIST MISSION [Baptist] pre 1960
1901 Pestalozzi [1960]

SOUTH SIDE UNITY CHRIST CHURCH
See SOUTH SIDE UNITY SOCIETY

SOUTH SIDE UNITY CENTER pre 1935
3609 Bates [1935]

SOUTH SIDE UNITY SOCIETY [Unity Society] 1941
3616 Bates St. [1941]

SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN VOLUNTEERS pre 1952
1262 S. Broadway [1952]

SOUTHERN MISSION [Methodist Episcopal, South] pre 1895
Tower Grove Ave. (sw cor. Hunt Ave.) [1895]

SOUTHERN MISSION BAPTIST CHURCH [Baptist] (African-American) 1896
2966 Market, Rev. Herman Gore, pastor, 1925. 5630 Page by 1964. Aka SOUTH MISSION, 1930. [1964]

SOUTHERN UNION (Missionary) BAPTIST CHURCH [Missionary Baptist] (African-American) 1918
901 S. 10th, Rev. William Osby, pastor, 1929. 830 S. 14th St. by 1935. 1001 Elliot Ave by 1946. [1970]

SOUTHAMPTON CHRISTIAN CHURCH [Christian] pre 1935
4618 Macklind Ave. [1935]

SOUTHAMPTON MISSION EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH [Evangelical Lutheran] pre 1920
Neosho (sw cor Brannon Ave.) [1920]

SOUTHAMPTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH [Presbyterian] 1919
Organized Apr. 18, 1919. 5407A Murdoch Ave., Rev. W. D. Vater in 1920. 4716 Macklind (at 5353 Nothingham) in 1930. Constructed in 1941, Rev. William A. Murdock, pastor. Designed by Theodore Steinmeyer, George Moeller Construction Co., contractor. [2003]

SOUTHSIDE
See also SOUTH SIDE

SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH [Baptist] 1921
See SOUTH SIDE BAPTIST CHURCH

SOUTHSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST [Church of Christ] pre 1935?
4600 Michigan. Former home of Trinity Evangelical, now home to Southside Free Will Baptist. 3128 Mt. Pleasant in 1946. 5418 Idaho by 1952. 4600 Broadway by 1965. [2003]

SOUTHSIDE CHURCH OF GOD [Church of God] pre 1960
3116 St. Vincent Ave. [1970]

SOUTHSIDE CORPS
See SALVATION ARMY

SOUTHSIDE FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH [Baptist] pre 1946
5418 Idaho Ave. in 1946. 3124 Mt. Pleasant by 1952. 4600 Michigan after 1970. Formerly home to Trinity Evangelical & Southside Church of Christ [1970]

SOUTHSIDE MISSION pre 1940
1908 Chippewa [1940]

SOUTHSIDE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH [Pentecostal] pre 1960
3906 S. Broadway [1960]

SOUTHWEST BAPTIST CHURCH [Baptist] 1921
6400 Scanlan by 1930. 6313 Scanlan (at Watson) Rev. J. J. Runyon, pastor by 1940. Fire in 1957 destroyed church, services held at Ivanhoe Theater (3237 Ivanhoe) Rebuilt at 6401 Scanlan by 1964. [2003]

SOUTHWEST CHRISTIAN CHURCH [Christian] pre 1930
4950 Columbia Ave. [1930]

SOUTHWEST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE [Church of the Nazarene]
4543 Magnolia [2003]
See also LAFAYETTE PARK CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE

SPANISH CATHOLIC CHURCH [Catholic] pre 1925
7100 Virginia Ave. [1930]

SPIRIT OF HARMONY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH [Missionary Baptist] pre 1960
1902 Franklin Ave. [1960]

SPIRITUAL CHRIST CHURCH [Spiritualist] pre 1935
2224 Chouteau Ave. [1935]

SPIRITUAL CHRISTIAN UNION CHURCH [Christian/Spiritualist] (African-American) pre1910
2720 (2727) Lawton Ave in 1922, pastor: J. M. Wetherford. 4150 West Belle Place in 1930. [1952]

SPIRITUAL CHURCH [Spiritualist] pre 1930
2815 Prairie, Pastor: C. Behrens 3205 Chouteau (African-American) [1930]
3331 Market [1930]

SPIRITUAL CHURCH OF GOD [Church of God] pre 1946
3401 Walnut (rear) [1946]

SPIRITUAL HARMONY BAPTIST CHURCH [Baptist] pre 1955
3713 Cass [1955]

SPIRITUAL MISSION [Spiritualist] pre 1952
3641 Evans Ave. [1965]

SPIRITUAL RESEARCH SOCIETY [Spiritualist] pre 1915
3119 S. Broadway, Rev. Elizabeth B. Price, pastor [1915]

SPIRITUAL ROCK TEMPLE [Spiritualist] pre 1960
2535 Benton [1960]

SPIRITUAL SOCIETY OF TRUTHSEEKERS [Spiritualist] pre 1905
Garrison Ave. (nw cor. Olive) Rev. Joise K. Folsom, pastor [1905]

SPIRITUAL TEMPLE OF CHRIST [Spiritualist] pre 1940
3111 Laclede Ave. [1946]

SPIRITUAL UNION CHRISTIAN CHURCH [Christian/Spiritualist] pre 1955
4050 West Belle Pl. [1960]

SPIRITUALISM TEMPLE OF TRUTH [Spiritualist] pre 1920
4700 Easton Ave., Mrs. J. William Gasaway, pastor [1920]

SPRING AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH [Baptist] pre 1960
3161 S. Spring Ave. [1960]

SPRINGFIELD MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH [Missionary Baptist] pre 1970
3900 Greer Ave. [1970]

SPRUCE STREET MISSION pre 1895
507 Spruce. V.O. Saunders, Supt. 13 S. 7th by 1900 [1905]

STAR BETHEL (Missionary Baptist) CHURCH [Berean Missionary Baptist] 1920
2732 Bernard, Rev. G. W. Hester, pastor, 1929. 1240 Glasgow Ave. by 1940. 1901 Delmar Blvd by 1946. 2935 Locust Blvd. By 1960. 3529 N. Jefferson by 1970. [2003]

STAR OF BETHLEHEM (Christian) SPIRITUALIST CHURCH [Christian/ Spiritualist] pre 1935
1910 Biddle in 1935. 1005 N. Compton Ave. by 1946 [1946]

STARLIGHT BAPTIST CHURCH [Baptist] pre 1965
4266 W. Page [1970]

STARLIGHT (Missionary) BAPTIST [Missionary Baptist] pre 1946
2203 Randolph in 1946. 1530 Franklin Ave. by 1960. 2306 Franklin by 1965. 2347 Sullivan after 1965. [2003]

STEEL TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD & CHRIST pre 1970
2406 Belle Glade Ave. [1970]

STRAIGHT ARROW MISSION pre 1930
6400A Oakland Ave. [1930]

STRAIGHT LIFE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH [Missionary Baptist] pre 1960
2833 Stoddard (basement) [1965]

STRANGER’S HOME MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH [Missionary Baptist] pre 1940
1765 Carr in 1940. 1401 Cass by 1946. 1322 Biddle by 1955. 1401 Biddle by 1970. [2003]

STRANGER’S REST BAPTIST CHURCH [Baptist] (African-American) 1924
407 S. Jefferson in 1925. 2216 Clark, Rev. James Smith, pastor, 1929. 605 N. Ewing Ave. [1935]

STRODTMAN HEIGHTS CHRISTIAN CHURCH [Christian] 1905
5547 Lillian Ave. 2634 Genevieve Ave., Rev. William A. Webster, pastor in 1910. 5000 Genevieve Ave. by 1920

STURGEON MISSION [Presbyterian] pre 1895
11th (cor. Chmabers)

SUNLIGHT MISSIONARY BAPTIST [Missionary Baptist] pre 1965
2900 Gamble. Currently at 9011 Newby. [2003]

SUNNEN CHAPEL
See METROPOLITAN A.M.E. ZION CHURCH

SUNNY MOUNT (Missionary) BAPTIST CHURCH [Missionary Baptist] pre 1935
810 N. Garrison Ave. in 1935. 2923 Delmar Blvd. By 1940. 3966 Fairfax Ave. by 1952. 4056 Delmar Blvd by 1960. 1212 Academy in 1964. [1970]

SUNRISE SPIRITUAL TEMPLE [Spiritualist] pre 1946
2326 Sacramento Ave. [1946]

SUNSHINE MISSION pre 1920
Organized Apr. 29, 1920. 1526 Market, b A. Card, supt. By 1920. 1519 Market, Rev. Edward A. Car, pastor, 1929. 310-12 Market by 1946. [1960]

SUNSHINE SPIRITUAL CHURCH [Spiritualist] pre 1935
930 N. Garrison Ave. [1935]
1618 Wash [1935]

SUTTER AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH [Presbyterian] 1898
6501 Bartmer in 1915. Rev. T.G. Nethery, pastor, 1929

SWEDENBORGIAN CHURCH [Swedenborgian] pre 1875
Lucas & Ewing Ave. [1875]

SWEDISH CONGREGATION CHURCH pre 1890
Olive (sw cor 19th) Rev. K. Forsamn, pastor, 1201 Armstrong (at Hickory) by 1895. [1920]

SWEDISH EVANGELICAL CONGREGATIONAL [Congregational] 1894
1201 Mackay Ave. [1894]

SWEDISH EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH
See GETHSEMANE (Augustana Evangelical) LUTHERAN CHURCH

SWEDISH GETHSEMANE [Evangelical Lutheran] (German) pre 1895
Jefferson Ave. (sw cor. Walnut) Rev. C. A. Lindahl, pastor. 3116 St. Vincent Ave., Rev. Carl J. Segerhammar by 1915. (Later GETHSEMANE?) [1915]

SWEDISH METHODIST CHURCH [Methodist] 1881
Organized by H. Olsen, servces were first held at Centenary Church. In 1882 a house and lot were purchased and in 1891 the house at Leffingwell & Bernard Sts. Was pruchased. [1891]

SWEET HOME MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH [Missionary Baptist] pre 1955
1308 Glasgow by 1955. 2801 Burd [2003]

SYRIA BAPTIST CHURCH [Baptist] pre 1955
815 N. Beaumont [1955]


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